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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: 29,235
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


Nov 25, 2014 Cary Savitz
Nov 25, 2014 Sheena Jack
Nov 24, 2014 camicase cleopatra
Nov 24, 2014 Sevda Karagedik
Nov 24, 2014 Michael Capone
Nov 24, 2014 sandra reguera
Nov 24, 2014 Carrie Miller
Nov 24, 2014 Jessy Kadmaer
Nov 24, 2014 Achim Perli
Nov 23, 2014 christa pellikaan
Nov 23, 2014 Janet Bovitz-Sandefur
Nov 23, 2014 Hanne Szopinski
Nov 23, 2014 Aeron Myers
Nov 23, 2014 Jennifer Shelley
Nov 23, 2014 PJ Howard
Nov 22, 2014 Jennifer King
Nov 22, 2014 Barbara Dunham PROTECT OUR FUR BABIES!!
Nov 22, 2014 Maribel Ortega
Nov 22, 2014 Olivia Petty
Nov 22, 2014 Florencia Ferrero Motta
Nov 21, 2014 Steve Watson Americans don't spend billions each year to poison their pets.
Nov 21, 2014 Paula Lall
Nov 21, 2014 Marleen Duhow
Nov 21, 2014 Emilie Schaumburg
Nov 21, 2014 Ronald Wolniewicz
Nov 20, 2014 Stephanie Jolley
Nov 20, 2014 Şennur Karaağaç Don't Let Compound 1080 Harm your Pet..!
Nov 20, 2014 Peggy Carter
Nov 20, 2014 Piero Masarati
Nov 20, 2014 Monique van Galen last
Nov 20, 2014 Jacqueline Tay
Nov 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 19, 2014 Susan Plubell
Nov 19, 2014 Anna Tolmacheva
Nov 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 19, 2014 Heather Alexander
Nov 18, 2014 Richard Bosboom
Nov 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 17, 2014 Ron Davis
Nov 17, 2014 Laure Venara
Nov 17, 2014 darlene repay
Nov 17, 2014 (Name not displayed) STOP KILLING OUR PETS! There has to be other ways to protect without killing and killing predators indiscriminately is not the answer either!
Nov 17, 2014 Pauline Köhler
Nov 17, 2014 joanne moshman
Nov 17, 2014 linda magyar
Nov 16, 2014 Cheryl Gnau
Nov 16, 2014 Nadine Alfonso
Nov 16, 2014 Magnolia Izquierdo
Nov 15, 2014 g cooper
Nov 15, 2014 Aubury Smith

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