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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: 30,367
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


Sep 3, 2015 Zaina Shaibi
Sep 3, 2015 Kevin Lynch
Sep 2, 2015 frances lightfine
Sep 2, 2015 sylvie béclard
Sep 2, 2015 Tamara quartin
Sep 1, 2015 Mary Harris
Aug 31, 2015 Rose Thompson
Aug 31, 2015 ARZU ERDOGAN
Aug 30, 2015 kay williams Thos 1080 compound is also harming wildlife, this is not right.
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Aug 30, 2015 Lisa (Elissa) Holcomb
Aug 30, 2015 Emily Howell
Aug 29, 2015 Susan (Suni) Roberts-Ibarra
Aug 29, 2015 Chris Leverich
Aug 29, 2015 ANGELA JOHNSON
Aug 29, 2015 linda tibbets
Aug 29, 2015 Sylvia Allen
Aug 28, 2015 TINA ZOUPPAS
Aug 28, 2015 Judy Spaulding
Aug 28, 2015 Leigh Nash
Aug 28, 2015 John Petteford
Aug 28, 2015 KATHY CLARK
Aug 27, 2015 Jillyanne Downs
Aug 26, 2015 AURORE Talloen
Aug 26, 2015 Lusia Yosefa Dwiyana
Aug 25, 2015 Elisabeth Wouters
Aug 25, 2015 Connie Muniz
Aug 25, 2015 Jovan Ljubenović
Aug 25, 2015 Leisa Baumann
Aug 25, 2015 Laura Dani
Aug 24, 2015 M Nedopak
Aug 23, 2015 Adriana Maria Bidarra
Aug 22, 2015 Deborah Lee
Aug 22, 2015 Sue Waterman
Aug 22, 2015 Sandra Stoudt
Aug 22, 2015 Jean Heaps
Aug 22, 2015 Diane Lines
Aug 21, 2015 Katherine Moorhead
Aug 20, 2015 Mary Mullen
Aug 20, 2015 Teresa Moy
Aug 20, 2015 Edurne Gonzalez
Aug 20, 2015 christiane bade
Aug 20, 2015 Lineh Derderian
Aug 19, 2015 Karen Sprague
Aug 19, 2015 Sharon Fisk
Aug 19, 2015 Leanne Cracknell
Aug 19, 2015 Margaret Argyle
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