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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!
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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 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


Sep 15, 2014 shana smith
Sep 15, 2014 Wanda VanDeman We have to stop using so many deadly chemicals in this country. I personally find this wrong even to stop the predators they are targeting and the fact that other innocent animals are harmed and killed by its use makes it even worse.
Sep 15, 2014 Mira Momchilova
Sep 14, 2014 kat a
Sep 14, 2014 LISA MORRIS I DO NOT THINK WE SHOULD BE USING ANY COMPOUND THAT A DOMESTIC ANIMAL CANNOT SHELL NOR SEE THAT IS JUST CRAZY NO WAY TO PROTECT THEMSELVES
Sep 14, 2014 Erin Glenning
Sep 14, 2014 L Harding
Sep 14, 2014 May-Britt Seem
Sep 13, 2014 Cinthia Macie
Sep 13, 2014 Tammy Lee
Sep 13, 2014 PATRICIA SIMON
Sep 13, 2014 Dana Myers
Sep 12, 2014 Maria Vicareo We need to stop the chemical insanity now!
Sep 12, 2014 Rebecca Romans
Sep 12, 2014 Denise Payne
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Sep 12, 2014 elizabeth floersch
Sep 12, 2014 Sharon Prosser
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Sep 11, 2014 Belgica Bailey
Sep 11, 2014 Joana Arepia
Sep 11, 2014 Antonella Santilli
Sep 11, 2014 Nadia Mousa
Sep 10, 2014 Robin Kassing
Sep 10, 2014 Suzanne Pyzik
Sep 10, 2014 Linda Hagen
Sep 10, 2014 SANDRA VITO
Sep 10, 2014 Gloria Carlton
Sep 10, 2014 Leslie Yergeau
Sep 10, 2014 naydu montealegre
Sep 9, 2014 Lois Hemm
Sep 9, 2014 Carol Moragas Please stop using Compound 1080 for, livestock predator control. Thanks and God bless you. Sincerely,
Sep 9, 2014 Cynthia Carley
Sep 9, 2014 Nicole Feran
Sep 9, 2014 Sergiu Timofte
Sep 9, 2014 Janay Kettle
Sep 9, 2014 Carlos Madeira
Sep 9, 2014 Jacqueline Johnson
Sep 9, 2014 Siw Aldén
Sep 9, 2014 Marie-Hélène Thiry
Sep 9, 2014 Auraelia Emery
Sep 8, 2014 Jennie Taylor
Sep 8, 2014 Sema Richards
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Sep 8, 2014 Jeanette s
Sep 8, 2014 R Caruso
Sep 8, 2014 Shirley Hosier
Sep 8, 2014 Joshua Blackfoot
Sep 8, 2014 Aleksandra Cieślak

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