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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: 29,584
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


Jan 31, 2015 Jane Young
Jan 31, 2015 Karen Catellier
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Jan 31, 2015 Orlando Baquero
Jan 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 31, 2015 Deborah Martin
Jan 30, 2015 Denise Mineart
Jan 30, 2015 Christie Boudreaux
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Jan 30, 2015 marcia sliwinski
Jan 30, 2015 KRISTEN CORRIGAN
Jan 30, 2015 Milagros Velazquez
Jan 30, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please reintroduce legislation to prohibit the use of Compound 1080, as it kills our pets.
Jan 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 30, 2015 Jennifer Birks
Jan 30, 2015 Karen grant
Jan 30, 2015 cecilia nevel
Jan 30, 2015 de car
Jan 29, 2015 Patricia Fuentes
Jan 29, 2015 Frank Vaio
Jan 29, 2015 Sonya Nel
Jan 28, 2015 Elizabeth O'Connor
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Jan 28, 2015 ezequiel garcia
Jan 28, 2015 Karl Hoermann
Jan 28, 2015 sofia harley
Jan 28, 2015 linda reynolds
Jan 28, 2015 Julie Bowen
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Jan 28, 2015 Silvie Rieger
Jan 28, 2015 Meriel Christian
Jan 28, 2015 Tamara Tipps
Jan 28, 2015 Tammy Demanche
Jan 28, 2015 Elisa Filoni
Jan 28, 2015 luwana dyer
Jan 28, 2015 Simone Simmons
Jan 28, 2015 Diane McClure
Jan 28, 2015 Carlos Santana
Jan 28, 2015 Linda Elgin
Jan 28, 2015 cynmae hester
Jan 28, 2015 Charlene Moody
Jan 27, 2015 Lauren Bettencourt
Jan 27, 2015 hannah wilson
Jan 26, 2015 huguette vanswijgenhoven
Jan 26, 2015 Amanda Dudman
Jan 26, 2015 Bobbi Beck Please stop this
Jan 26, 2015 Linda Bachmanek
Jan 26, 2015 verena wazlawik
Jan 26, 2015 joy bosworth

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