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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: 29,965
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.

Petition Signatures


Apr 17, 2015 Tracy Lambert
Apr 17, 2015 yvonne garcia rice
Apr 17, 2015 Tammy Williams
Apr 17, 2015 Beth Beretta
Apr 17, 2015 Billie Dennis
Apr 17, 2015 sas s
Apr 17, 2015 Marcee Bogan
Apr 17, 2015 Desiree Chambers
Apr 17, 2015 Andrea Coumarian
Apr 17, 2015 Russell Phillips
Apr 17, 2015 Julia Asboth
Apr 16, 2015 Diana Julian
Apr 16, 2015 Kristina Brough
Apr 15, 2015 jaimie tee
Apr 15, 2015 Janet Robinson
Apr 15, 2015 belinda beausaert
Apr 15, 2015 Hillary Culver
Apr 15, 2015 Dee Pelletier
Apr 15, 2015 ELISA ALVAREZ
Apr 14, 2015 Deb Haight
Apr 14, 2015 Barbara Betts
Apr 14, 2015 fleuret jennifer
Apr 13, 2015 karin franssen
Apr 13, 2015 Debbie Waynick
Apr 13, 2015 Joy Brown
Apr 13, 2015 Marian Yoshiki Kovinick
Apr 12, 2015 Walter Schultz
Apr 12, 2015 Alexandrescu Ionelia
Apr 12, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2015 izzy presley
Apr 11, 2015 Lisa Wojciechowski
Apr 10, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 10, 2015 Jala Farquhar
Apr 10, 2015 Michelle Baker
Apr 10, 2015 Diane Baker I am concerned about the use of this chemical and hope you will help to prohibit its use. Surely something can be found that will not cause a risk to a lot of innocent animals. Thank You.
Apr 9, 2015 Nancy Anthoulakis Please stop...now. How many animals do you need to die for being alive??
Apr 9, 2015 daniele rispal
Apr 9, 2015 Detelina Guecheva
Apr 8, 2015 Emily Dicks
Apr 8, 2015 Tawny Kasun
Apr 8, 2015 katherine hobbs
Apr 8, 2015 Donald Wedekind
Apr 8, 2015 Laura Chapman
Apr 8, 2015 betty motsenbocker SIMPLY PUT...FIND BETTER WAYS TO KEEP OUR FARM ANIMALS SAFE THAN THROUGH THE USE OF COMPOUND 1080...THIS IS 2015!! Don't let large chemical companies control legislation with campaign funding!!
Apr 7, 2015 Keith Rempp
Apr 7, 2015 eleanor roscoe
Apr 7, 2015 Silvana Asturi-Lamp These needs to stop. No need for this. This United States should know better. Get this under control.
Apr 7, 2015 ELENA ALFAYA
Apr 7, 2015 Christina Deane
Apr 7, 2015 Thierry Adam

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