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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: 30,203
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


Jul 5, 2015 lennart blomqvist
Jul 5, 2015 Marci Turner
Jul 4, 2015 Loreto Fillat de Acosta
Jul 4, 2015 jeanettte stewart
Jul 4, 2015 PRINCESS PARCHUKE
Jul 4, 2015 jeffrey simms
Jul 3, 2015 Chris Leacock
Jul 3, 2015 Suzie Ford
Jul 3, 2015 Isabel carapeto
Jul 3, 2015 Haley Norriss
Jul 2, 2015 Deborah Merritt
Jul 2, 2015 ciszak anthony
Jun 30, 2015 Malin Lunde
Jun 28, 2015 Trina Snow
Jun 28, 2015 Gayle Ibizugbe
Jun 27, 2015 Rachel Van Dinter
Jun 27, 2015 kathy ingram
Jun 27, 2015 miryanna van reeden
Jun 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 27, 2015 Sarah League
Jun 26, 2015 Genevon Hinseth People need to stop with all the poisoning and start using their brains instead of their butts to do their thinking for them! YO! IDIOTS! Pull your heads out!!!
Jun 26, 2015 Corinne Gaulon
Jun 25, 2015 Leslie palleria
Jun 25, 2015 Karen Hilliard
Jun 25, 2015 Karen Canale-Norris
Jun 24, 2015 Linda Astleford I am asking Congressman John Campbell 111 to reintroduce H.R. 4214 - legislation that would prohibit the use of Compound 1080 as predator control.
Jun 24, 2015 Anita Artascos
Jun 24, 2015 julie Steinhaus
Jun 23, 2015 Celina Silva
Jun 22, 2015 Susan Sperling
Jun 22, 2015 Kellie Criswell
Jun 22, 2015 karen lamp
Jun 22, 2015 Lila Cahue
Jun 22, 2015 Christy Hanna
Jun 21, 2015 Beth O'Brien
Jun 21, 2015 Cuello Amanda
Jun 20, 2015 Paula Kane
Jun 20, 2015 Alicia Weiss
Jun 20, 2015 Deborah Croft
Jun 20, 2015 Undine Nestler
Jun 20, 2015 donna bonazza
Jun 20, 2015 stacy lupori
Jun 19, 2015 Connor Tee
Jun 19, 2015 christine mamula
Jun 19, 2015 Jan Sloat
Jun 19, 2015 Cadey Werner
Jun 19, 2015 Janice Matthews
Jun 19, 2015 Paulina Ray-Zorick
Jun 19, 2015 Ronna Russell
Jun 19, 2015 Lisa Butler

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