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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: 28,964
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


Oct 1, 2014 may phelan
Oct 1, 2014 Danielle Joy
Oct 1, 2014 Maria Gutierrez
Oct 1, 2014 Melanie Marsh
Oct 1, 2014 Nicole Schultz
Oct 1, 2014 Ray Rossi
Oct 1, 2014 Sarah Fisher
Sep 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 30, 2014 Carla Caston
Sep 30, 2014 Brianna Kohlenberg
Sep 30, 2014 Gaby Hinojos
Sep 30, 2014 Romie Garcia
Sep 30, 2014 Brandi Leach
Sep 30, 2014 Michelle Wooldridge
Sep 29, 2014 Cecile Boileau
Sep 29, 2014 carlotta biavati
Sep 29, 2014 Phyllis cafagna
Sep 29, 2014 Leanne Stewart
Sep 29, 2014 Julia Yadi
Sep 29, 2014 Stefanie Lamsen
Sep 29, 2014 vanessa mangiarano
Sep 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 28, 2014 Jacqueline Dougherty
Sep 28, 2014 Joan Mitsuka
Sep 28, 2014 valeria antoshkina
Sep 28, 2014 Denise Guthrie
Sep 28, 2014 Susanna Purucker
Sep 27, 2014 Tomasz Mroziński
Sep 27, 2014 Carla ceccatelli
Sep 27, 2014 julie kubica
Sep 27, 2014 darlene Benzon
Sep 26, 2014 Sharon Saunders
Sep 26, 2014 Jacki Bittner
Sep 26, 2014 Dawn Williams I would hate to think of any domestic animal eating this and even wild predators. Is this something a child could accidentally eat or could it get mixed in with the water? Sounds scary for use.
Sep 26, 2014 Helga Preinesberger
Sep 26, 2014 Mary Malatesta
Sep 26, 2014 Mark Aziz Leave room for nature!
Sep 26, 2014 Kathy Sweany
Sep 26, 2014 Patti Palmer
Sep 26, 2014 Ruth Olafsdottir
Sep 25, 2014 Emma Rivera Chaves
Sep 25, 2014 Laura Pariani
Sep 25, 2014 Alice Long Why on earth does this substance exist? That it is uncontrolled and that it remains uncontrolled is an obscenity. Please keep this substance off of the surface of our earth and away from our pets.
Sep 25, 2014 Sandra Penna
Sep 25, 2014 Debra Shepard
Sep 25, 2014 betty holfelder they sprayed in my apt. for bugs which i dont have they said theres no chemicals in the spray they use it has to be it smells bad my buddy beagle dog got into spray which we didnt know vet said it taste sweet to dog he died from the chemical they lied
Sep 24, 2014 Astrid Unander Stop NOW!
Sep 24, 2014 ELAINA OZEROFF
Sep 24, 2014 Paula onoff

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