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In 2012, Congressman John Campbell introduced a bill to prohibit the use of Compound 1080 (H.R. 4214). The bill was not enacted and this dangerous poison continues to put our pets at risk. Sign now to urge Rep. Campbell to continue fighting for our pets!
Goal: 35,000 Progress: 31,951
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Compound 1080 is a chemical substance that is used to protect livestock and other farm-raised animals from predators like coyotes and foxes. Compound 1080, along with sodium cyanide, is deadly; in fact, one teaspoon of it can kill up to 100 people. It's particularly dangerous because it's both odorless and colorless.

The problem with using Compound 1080 for livestock predator control is that it is very harmful for domesticated and endangered animals as well. Pets have been known to discover the chemical, ingest it, and then become very sick and/or die. Because of the nature of the substance, there are few ways to identify it before it's accidentally found by the wrong animal or person.

Sign the petition asking Congressman John Campbell III to reintroduce H.R. 4214—legislation that would prohibit the use of Compound 1080 as predator control.

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Dear Congressman Campbell,

I am writing to express my concern over the use of Compound 1080, the substance used to protect livestock from wild predators. While the deadly chemical may in fact be useful for this purpose, it has claimed the lives of many endangered species as well as domesticated pets. Domesticated animals who roam pastures or fields are likely to ingest this odorless and colorless substance inadvertently, and it is almost always deadly for whoever or whatever comes in contact with it.

I realize the need for population control, but the use of this harmful chemical is causing unnecessary suffering and death in animals for which it was not intended. It's absurd to protect the life of one animal at the expense of another.

As you know, we need to find better ways to keep our farm animals safe. I was delighted to learn of your support of H.R. 4214, and I urge you to continue fighting for legislation that would ensure Compound 1080 is no longer used for predator control. We need to think of the bigger picture and ensure that no creature experiences needless pain or suffering.

Thank you for considering my comments.

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Jul 18, 2017 Judith Werner
Jul 17, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
Jul 17, 2017 Victoria Resurreccion
Jul 16, 2017 Judith Carlson
Jul 16, 2017 Sevasti Kaziales
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Jul 14, 2017 Melanie Cameron
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Jul 14, 2017 Yvette Lantz
Jul 13, 2017 Lara Hembom
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Jul 10, 2017 Lori Kegler
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Jul 10, 2017 Joan Hise
Jul 10, 2017 Susan Graham
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Jul 9, 2017 Bonnie Gallik
Jul 9, 2017 Tonya Raikes
Jul 9, 2017 MARSHA CRONER
Jul 8, 2017 Kelly Allen
Jul 8, 2017 Carrie Green
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Jul 7, 2017 Hannah Fusselman
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Jul 4, 2017 KATHLEEN MITTEL
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Jul 3, 2017 Ella Patrick
Jul 3, 2017 Kristin Johnson
Jul 3, 2017 Billie Orechovesky
Jul 3, 2017 Chris McWilliams
Jul 3, 2017 Wendy Smith
Jul 3, 2017 Beckie Wood Stop killing
Jul 3, 2017 Dianne Langer
Jul 1, 2017 Jamie Smith
Jun 30, 2017 Lucia Sanford
Jun 29, 2017 Diane Weakley
Jun 29, 2017 Linda Ferland
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