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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: 29,766
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


Mar 5, 2015 Renee Bechtold
Mar 5, 2015 Jordan Parmenter
Mar 5, 2015 (Name not displayed) Compounds like these are dangerous to EVERY living creature - destroy the compound, lose the formula!
Mar 5, 2015 Heidi Hartman
Mar 5, 2015 Peggy Brown
Mar 5, 2015 Shannom Blair
Mar 4, 2015 Sharon Norway
Mar 4, 2015 M Hastey
Mar 3, 2015 Cathy Holzman
Mar 3, 2015 Victoria Peyser
Mar 3, 2015 robert wiehemeijer
Mar 3, 2015 Ann Singer
Mar 3, 2015 Rene Croteau
Mar 3, 2015 Reba Smith
Mar 3, 2015 Suzan Danzey
Mar 3, 2015 Rosemarie Signer
Mar 2, 2015 Kristin Trager
Mar 2, 2015 John and Martha Stoltenberg
Mar 2, 2015 Minnie H
Mar 2, 2015 Eden Holly
Mar 2, 2015 Peggy Hollenbach
Mar 2, 2015 Kirsten Nielsen
Mar 2, 2015 Jill Tarleton
Mar 2, 2015 Ursela Rabe This is disgusting. Please put a stop to Compound 1080 and Wildlife Services, the most shameful branch of the government which tortures and mutilates millions of animals with our tax dollars. WE ARE FINDING OUT!
Mar 2, 2015 Judy Rogers
Mar 2, 2015 Holly Scanlon
Mar 2, 2015 Helena Scholte
Mar 2, 2015 Susan Krauss
Mar 1, 2015 Karen Tangorra
Mar 1, 2015 Linda Brenner
Mar 1, 2015 Labail Genevieve
Feb 28, 2015 Carolyn Ortega
Feb 27, 2015 johnnie thompson
Feb 27, 2015 Karyn Pappel
Feb 27, 2015 Barbara Garris
Feb 27, 2015 Linda Simmon
Feb 27, 2015 MORTON Goldblum
Feb 27, 2015 aaron phoenix
Feb 27, 2015 Kristi Weber
Feb 27, 2015 Giselle .
Feb 26, 2015 Catherine Tallman
Feb 26, 2015 catt minica
Feb 26, 2015 Jennifer Martin
Feb 26, 2015 Gloria Chandler
Feb 26, 2015 ROCIO GONZALEZ
Feb 26, 2015 Cheryl Ziegler
Feb 26, 2015 Avelina Pereira
Feb 25, 2015 Anne Garcia
Feb 25, 2015 katusha cornejo
Feb 25, 2015 Amanda Davis

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