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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: 29,071
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 25, 2014 brenda rister
Oct 25, 2014 mieke wilms
Oct 24, 2014 Debra Wilhoit
Oct 24, 2014 pamela lima
Oct 24, 2014 donna crescioli
Oct 24, 2014 Robin Longenbach
Oct 24, 2014 Patricia Adams
Oct 24, 2014 Susan Goetze
Oct 24, 2014 eva adorjan
Oct 24, 2014 Carol Clark
Oct 24, 2014 Machteld Wierenga
Oct 23, 2014 Emily Schmidt
Oct 23, 2014 Nina Røstad
Oct 23, 2014 tan su wei
Oct 23, 2014 Annie England Please stop using Compound 1080. It is not safe for animals.
Oct 22, 2014 Linda Lee Stump
Oct 22, 2014 Frances Lepori
Oct 22, 2014 elizabeth wince
Oct 21, 2014 Eugenia Capetillo
Oct 21, 2014 Tammy Weaver
Oct 20, 2014 ben jackson stop this
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2014 tamara cloninger
Oct 20, 2014 Josie Harrison
Oct 20, 2014 Jackie Lackey
Oct 20, 2014 Clarette Wenta
Oct 20, 2014 Simi Utech
Oct 20, 2014 George Stradtman
Oct 20, 2014 Maureen Market-Fleischman
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2014 D D REDMAN
Oct 20, 2014 anne parker
Oct 20, 2014 melissa skye
Oct 19, 2014 Kirsty Douglas
Oct 19, 2014 James McMullen
Oct 19, 2014 Belinda Baechle
Oct 19, 2014 Cindy McMullen
Oct 19, 2014 Linda Daniel Stop killing our pets and Gods creations
Oct 19, 2014 Mary Mitchell
Oct 19, 2014 Gloria Soto
Oct 19, 2014 Barbara Chant
Oct 19, 2014 Creedance Austin
Oct 18, 2014 Lori DelBello
Oct 17, 2014 William Malloy
Oct 17, 2014 Mark Hayduke Grenard
Oct 17, 2014 Cheri Prince this is just common sense. PLEASE RE INTRODUCE THIS BILL !!!
Oct 17, 2014 Barbara Stowers
Oct 17, 2014 Linda Burger
Oct 17, 2014 JUDITH FISCHER
Oct 16, 2014 Mary Colin Arndt

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