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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: 30,069
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


May 24, 2015 Donna Kendig
May 24, 2015 Elizabeth Ingham
May 23, 2015 Linnea Ondick
May 23, 2015 Francine Fernandez
May 22, 2015 Andrew Williams
May 22, 2015 Ann Braselton
May 22, 2015 Penny Karn
May 22, 2015 Anna Golebieski
May 22, 2015 Mary Duquette
May 22, 2015 Mary Wheeler
May 21, 2015 Tanya Ragonesi
May 20, 2015 Tanya Olsen
May 20, 2015 Tamara Lesser
May 20, 2015 Elise Buffie
May 20, 2015 Isabella Ondei
May 19, 2015 fabs nacka
May 19, 2015 Teri Nix
May 19, 2015 David Sickles
May 19, 2015 Jackie O'Meara
May 18, 2015 Aleta Hanson
May 18, 2015 Lucas de Arruda
May 18, 2015 Judit Mészárosné Deák
May 18, 2015 Connie Newcombe THIS IS TOTAL IRRESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS ANIMALS!! THERE SURELY MUST BE ANOTHER WAY TO PROTECT YOUR LIVESTOCK!!
May 18, 2015 Minerva Mollica
May 17, 2015 Lisa Caddick Please prohibit the use of this deadly predator control substance. We love our animals and want to look after them not put them at risk!!
May 15, 2015 Paul-Denis Clermont
May 14, 2015 Winifred Tonione
May 14, 2015 naomi yokoyama
May 14, 2015 Katelyn Hartman
May 13, 2015 chenie kaur
May 13, 2015 Angie Harguess
May 13, 2015 Vickie Keck
May 13, 2015 MONIKA TYSSARCZYK
May 13, 2015 Patricia Byars Why are we still allowing this senseless use of harmful and deadly chemicals??!! If they're harmful to animals, then they're harmful to everyone and everything else!! Try to understand for once.
May 13, 2015 D R Kennedy
May 12, 2015 kathryn jaramillo
May 12, 2015 Danise Flood scarey stuff
May 10, 2015 Suzanne Rodrigues
May 9, 2015 Christina Ruth
May 8, 2015 Wendy Kester Killing my pet with your chemicals to protect farm animals makes me extremely angry, Ban this chemical. If it kills pets it will contaminate ground water an kill humans. Let's look at the long term.
May 8, 2015 Jill O'connor
May 8, 2015 Annamaria Rizzo
May 8, 2015 Claudia Bell
May 8, 2015 juan francisco castro
May 7, 2015 Courtney B
May 7, 2015 Danielle Cohen
May 7, 2015 pat hermans
May 7, 2015 Jamey Baker
May 7, 2015 Carol Guffey There is no place for any toxic chemicals, period!
May 7, 2015 claudia baptista

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