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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

Aug 29, 2014 rick fiorio
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2014 Shannon Sicocan
Aug 29, 2014 Emma Spires
Aug 29, 2014 Ida Fedik
Aug 29, 2014 Marie Sillery
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Aug 29, 2014 Dorothy McKenzie
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Aug 29, 2014 judy g
Aug 29, 2014 Caroline Broughton
Aug 28, 2014 Katie Simpson
Aug 28, 2014 Michele Carstairs
Aug 28, 2014 Jo Johnson
Aug 27, 2014 Carol Reiss
Aug 27, 2014 Anne Havard
Aug 27, 2014 Bojana Bohinjac
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Aug 26, 2014 Stephanie Michael
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Aug 26, 2014 Carmen Williams
Aug 26, 2014 ADI BEARD
Aug 26, 2014 Maggie Dunn Please continue with your support of H. R. 4214 which will prohibit the use of Compound 1080. Not only are pets and endangered animals at risk of ingesting it but it could pose a huge risk to humans who inadvertently come into contact with it.
Aug 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 25, 2014 Cori Craft
Aug 25, 2014 Nancy Coleman
Aug 25, 2014 Pat Ruotolo
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Aug 24, 2014 Lisa Weston Bialy
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Aug 24, 2014 Donna Jack
Aug 24, 2014 Meritxell Fernandez Casal
Aug 24, 2014 Alyssa Hill
Aug 24, 2014 Caroline Constantinou
Aug 23, 2014 Tamara Medeiros
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Aug 23, 2014 Theresa ellis
Aug 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) This is not the answer
Aug 22, 2014 Miriam Corona
Aug 22, 2014 Kim Foster
Aug 22, 2014 Synthia Smith
Aug 22, 2014 Jackie godbout
Aug 22, 2014 Angela Irons
Aug 21, 2014 Dreanna Spencer
Aug 21, 2014 Marisa Greene
Aug 21, 2014 Deborah Fontana
Aug 21, 2014 charles shlimon
Aug 21, 2014 Silke Kleinhenz
Aug 21, 2014 Dennis Dunbar

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