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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 as a defense tactic for livestock is that it is very harmful for domesticated and other wild 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 Congress to enact H.R. 4214 — legislation that would prohibit the use of Compound 1080 as predator control.

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Dear Congress member,

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

We need to find better ways to keep our farm animals safe. It's simply absurd that keeping one animal safe means we have to kill another. I realize the need for population control, but the use of this harmful chemical is causing needless pain and death for other animals it was not intended for.

I urge you to enact legislation and to ensure that Compound 1080 is no longer used as a method for predator control. We need to think of the bigger picture and ensure that no animal experiences unnecessary pain or suffering.

Thank you for considering my comments.

Petition Signatures


Apr 19, 2014 Fayhaa Doja
Apr 19, 2014 joyce muentes
Apr 19, 2014 Matthias Haess
Apr 18, 2014 karen kenney
Apr 18, 2014 Carra Monk
Apr 18, 2014 Lisa Drolet
Apr 17, 2014 Julie Wines
Apr 17, 2014 Irene Schütz
Apr 17, 2014 Stephanie Lloyd
Apr 17, 2014 elisa rodriguez
Apr 17, 2014 Marsha Thompson
Apr 16, 2014 Kristy Elam Lindberg
Apr 16, 2014 Lynn Roebuck
Apr 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2014 Joan McCormick-Douglas
Apr 16, 2014 Deborah Wood
Apr 16, 2014 Monika Kaim
Apr 16, 2014 Kathryn LeMosy
Apr 16, 2014 john poirier
Apr 16, 2014 Sue Roberts
Apr 16, 2014 Marjorie PillaDinan
Apr 16, 2014 Karen Majkich
Apr 16, 2014 Christine Burkman
Apr 16, 2014 Janey Reynolds
Apr 15, 2014 Mariana Caraca
Apr 14, 2014 marion Daniel
Apr 14, 2014 rachel christian
Apr 14, 2014 Cristiane Lazzarini Cortez ʚïɞ ¡¡¡ No podemos exigir q ames a los animales pero si q los respetes ... Amooo ;-) Guauuu !!! ʚïɞ
Apr 14, 2014 Helen Harris Its deadly and you dont know where it may end up
Apr 13, 2014 Polly Ann Murray
Apr 13, 2014 Carol Schmitt
Apr 12, 2014 Saundra Taylor
Apr 12, 2014 Alyssa Webb
Apr 12, 2014 V.J. Ciccotto
Apr 12, 2014 Melissa Bostic
Apr 11, 2014 Lady's Adventure Time
Apr 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2014 Kim Johns
Apr 11, 2014 Brenda Guerrero
Apr 11, 2014 Susan Jenkins Please act now to ban the use of this highly toxic substance.
Apr 11, 2014 Tonya Howard
Apr 11, 2014 Daniela Fraser
Apr 11, 2014 Salwah Koriya
Apr 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2014 Patrick Dwyer
Apr 10, 2014 Kaitlyn Allison
Apr 10, 2014 cheree anrep
Apr 9, 2014 Ana Fontan
Apr 9, 2014 Pilar Sarmiento
Apr 9, 2014 Barbara Hagy-Miller

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