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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: 29,874
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


Mar 28, 2015 Cynthia Voisard
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 27, 2015 MILAGRO MICÓ
Mar 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 27, 2015 Kelly Inviere
Mar 27, 2015 Diane Strome
Mar 27, 2015 Arlene Keeneer
Mar 27, 2015 Georgie Jensen There has to be another way to protect livestock than using a chemical compound which causes death. If I had my way there would be NO CHEMICALS used in any form of farming.
Mar 27, 2015 Diane Williford
Mar 26, 2015 Mary Ardian Fox I never knew about this!?! Thanks Greater Good for the warning and action!
Mar 26, 2015 Allison Wakelin
Mar 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2015 Jenny Magli
Mar 25, 2015 Tara Dibello
Mar 25, 2015 Shannon Holmes
Mar 25, 2015 Anne Meenan
Mar 25, 2015 Lorraine Dumas
Mar 25, 2015 Laurel Galvan
Mar 25, 2015 Alexis Beasley
Mar 24, 2015 Maxine Lucas
Mar 24, 2015 Ashley Bartley
Mar 24, 2015 Jeanelle Divo
Mar 23, 2015 Virginie Viart
Mar 23, 2015 Helen Tam-Semmens
Mar 23, 2015 Isabella Ondei
Mar 22, 2015 covi lopez
Mar 22, 2015 David G. Laramie
Mar 22, 2015 nayana yashwari
Mar 22, 2015 Carolyn Mcgeorge
Mar 22, 2015 Valerie Sanderson
Mar 21, 2015 Danielle Fritz
Mar 21, 2015 Tricia Willett
Mar 21, 2015 Renee Calpin Please continue your compassion and smart fight to protect and save innocent, unknowing animals from the awful, human generated compound 1080...You have the power to make the difference!
Mar 21, 2015 Renae Gilbert
Mar 20, 2015 Sharon Kirk
Mar 20, 2015 Lisa Delabre
Mar 20, 2015 Gary Hill
Mar 20, 2015 Gisela Gama
Mar 20, 2015 Linda Cameron
Mar 20, 2015 Vicky Simpson
Mar 20, 2015 Helga Hnyp
Mar 20, 2015 Christi Moore My God! How did such a chemical even get approval for use! How many non-target animals--and perhaps human children--have or have to die before the use of this chemical is banned?!!! Not to mention the cruelty done the target animals!
Mar 20, 2015 Lisa Glassman
Mar 19, 2015 federica Paletta
Mar 18, 2015 Linda Lowry
Mar 18, 2015 Sherri Fitzer
Mar 18, 2015 debbie meadows
Mar 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 17, 2015 jean hopkins

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