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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: 29,542
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 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
Jan 26, 2015 Darla Hassanein
Jan 26, 2015 rachel orleck
Jan 25, 2015 Janina Grage
Jan 25, 2015 IVONNE SANCHEZ
Jan 25, 2015 Saxyn Piffath
Jan 25, 2015 Alexandre Tytgat
Jan 25, 2015 Parke Battaglia
Jan 25, 2015 Beatrix Janek-Oefelein
Jan 24, 2015 Gianfranco Cervellati
Jan 23, 2015 Jane Craker
Jan 23, 2015 Shannon Hand
Jan 22, 2015 patricia sutter We pet lovers spend more money on our animal 'babies' to keep them alive only for our elected politicians to go behind our backs with this sort of nonsense ! Find other ways to keep livestock safe!
Jan 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 22, 2015 Cynthia Hoyle Are you kidding me? STOP NOW!!!
Jan 22, 2015 Susan Duplantis Please ban the use of Compound 1080.don't you realize if it is used on animals, the human person will be exposed to it.
Jan 21, 2015 Ashley Drochter
Jan 21, 2015 Lynn Miller
Jan 21, 2015 Silvina Ares
Jan 21, 2015 David Irish
Jan 20, 2015 Janice Loftus
Jan 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 20, 2015 Debra Carrigan
Jan 20, 2015 lucy heagy
Jan 20, 2015 Courtney Anderson Please help. This is so selfish. We are poisoning living beings for no reason. There is no need to protect the livestock in the first place because the meat and dairy industry should not exist. Stop victimizing animals for human greed!
Jan 20, 2015 Heather Charley
Jan 20, 2015 Stacey Howard
Jan 20, 2015 Marisa Daly
Jan 20, 2015 Veronica Bone
Jan 19, 2015 Yvonne Chrsitison
Jan 18, 2015 debra clayton
Jan 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 18, 2015 valerie moore
Jan 18, 2015 Cathy Strum
Jan 18, 2015 ankie brunschot
Jan 17, 2015 Tatiana Quinones
Jan 17, 2015 Fabienne Morgana
Jan 17, 2015 Salome Reis
Jan 17, 2015 emilio leone
Jan 17, 2015 Marcia Klaas
Jan 17, 2015 Rolaine Bird
Jan 17, 2015 Amie Bingle
Jan 17, 2015 Tomasz Mroziński

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