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Compound 1080 is so dangerous, the FBI considers it "most likely to be used by terrorists or for malicious intent[1]." 

It's one of the world's most deadly poisons, but the U.S. government still allows its use as a pest deterrent. The toxic substance in Compound 1080, Sodium fluoroacetate, is found in certain plants in Australia, South Africa and Brazil [2]. A small amount is all it takes to induce vomiting, convulsions, and possibly even cardiac arrest in humans, and is more than often lethal to smaller animals. 

Small dosages of sodium fluoroacetate have been integrated into the collars of livestock, which are then punctured when coyotes or other predators attack, killing both the coyote and the livestock [3]. And when pets or other species come across the carcass, the results can be tragic.

Rafters Brooke and Cliff Everest are just one story out of many that exemplify the dangers of Compound 1080. They lost their dog, an American Brittany named Bea, when she came across a sheep carcass that had a livestock protection collar.

President Richard M. Nixon banned the use of Compound 1080 and other poisons in 1972, but the EPA granted usage of the poison in livestock protection collars in 1985. Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and Wildlife Services departments regulate the usage of sodium fluoroacetate.

While it's made in a small plant in the United States [4], the deadly reach of Compound 1080 is broad and indiscriminate. Along with sodium cyanide- filled M-44 devices, Compound 1080 contributes to the deaths of 37 animals a day [5], both those labeled "pests" and non-target animals.

Compound 1080 is a deadly and dangerous poison, and shouldn't be used in the United States. Sign to tell the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to ban Compound 1080 and protect animals everywhere!

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To the US Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,

Continued use of Compound 1080 within the United States is tantamount to biological terrorism. 

The substance is so dangerous, the FBI considers it "most likely to be used by terrorists or for malicious intent," yet it is still employed as a pest deterrent. When predators do attack livestock outfitted with special protection collars imbued with Compound 1080, the result is often the gruesome death of both animals, as well as those that may happen upon the carcasses later.

The number of pets killed by Compound 1080 and similar chemical-based pest deterrent methods sadly grows every year, and in colder weather, the poison has the potential to leach into water systems, wreaking massive damage on the environment.

Compound 1080 contributes to the deaths of 37 animals a day, both those labeled "pests" and non-target animals.

This indiscriminate killing needs to stop. I urge you to ban the use of Compound 1080 immediately, and prevent further tragedy.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Jun 20, 2018 Heather Yargus
Jun 20, 2018 JoAnne Turpin This is another deadly substance that kills indiscriminately - both animals and people are at risk from this compound and it needs to be banned.
Jun 20, 2018 Tina Watkins
Jun 20, 2018 Wendy Lukowitz
Jun 20, 2018 Rhonda Baker
Jun 20, 2018 Michelle Nelson
Jun 20, 2018 Gloria SCIANDRA
Jun 19, 2018 Beverly. Speirs
Jun 19, 2018 Susan Diller
Jun 19, 2018 ISABEL SOBRAL
Jun 19, 2018 Sarah Barrett
Jun 19, 2018 Alanna Maurina
Jun 19, 2018 LAURA LODYGOWSKI
Jun 19, 2018 TERESA GRANDINETTI
Jun 19, 2018 Christian Bitschene
Jun 19, 2018 Curtis Tomlin
Jun 19, 2018 Bernie Doherty
Jun 19, 2018 J Trainor
Jun 18, 2018 Kathy Fraser
Jun 18, 2018 Tamara Bacon
Jun 18, 2018 Aníta Einarsdóttir
Jun 16, 2018 Angela Tafoya
Jun 16, 2018 Patricia Dangle
Jun 15, 2018 Bridget Hopper
Jun 12, 2018 Dean LaPorte
Jun 12, 2018 Angie Hyde
Jun 12, 2018 Paula Smith You dont stop a ban!! If more humans were dying from it you would keep the law in place!! People didnt like Nixon but atleast he gave a shit!!! Had a heart and some compassion, not a bad guy after all.
Jun 10, 2018 Sophie Avoustin
Jun 10, 2018 Thomas friedman
Jun 10, 2018 Jill Tew
Jun 8, 2018 Sandra Thompson
Jun 7, 2018 Karen Myers
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Jun 4, 2018 Anne Leeson
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Jun 3, 2018 Linda Syroid
Jun 2, 2018 ELIZABETH SAPPINGTON
Jun 2, 2018 Sue Lindley
May 31, 2018 Karin Kyes
May 31, 2018 Pauline Desilets
May 30, 2018 Stephanie Black-Mcdonald
May 30, 2018 Christina Robertson
May 29, 2018 Sophie Ernst
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