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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: 29,111
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


Oct 31, 2014 Teresa Evans
Oct 31, 2014 Jennifer Leonard
Oct 31, 2014 Heather Chapman
Oct 31, 2014 kathy jennings
Oct 31, 2014 lena ingesson
Oct 31, 2014 Nicole Nicolaides
Oct 31, 2014 Shannon Null Thank you for fighting for pets. They need a voice in your position to help them. Please keep fighting for pets. There are a lot of people backing you up. Thank you again for fighting for pets.
Oct 31, 2014 Melissa Bratcher
Oct 30, 2014 Jean Dobizl
Oct 30, 2014 Carol Hagarty
Oct 30, 2014 Jessica Perez
Oct 30, 2014 Felecia Tacon
Oct 29, 2014 Sieglinda Du Preez
Oct 29, 2014 Jacelyn Yonkees
Oct 29, 2014 Jennifer Paynr
Oct 29, 2014 Eileen Bower
Oct 28, 2014 Susan Glarum
Oct 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 28, 2014 Jacqueline Allen
Oct 28, 2014 Capt Fife
Oct 28, 2014 Velma Van Natta Poison of any kind should be banned-it kills indescrimmately
Oct 28, 2014 Shannon Rosoce
Oct 28, 2014 pattianne pascual
Oct 27, 2014 Sheena Warren
Oct 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 27, 2014 Ofelia Lam
Oct 27, 2014 Pat Kellim
Oct 27, 2014 samuel Goodwin-walton
Oct 27, 2014 Cindy Rosmus
Oct 27, 2014 lilas giorgi
Oct 27, 2014 roberta morse Stop this inhumane practice now....
Oct 27, 2014 cindy stein Please prohibit the use of Compound 1080 as predator control.
Oct 27, 2014 Mary Morgan
Oct 27, 2014 Kim Taylor
Oct 26, 2014 shar lee
Oct 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 26, 2014 Luydmila Pavlova
Oct 26, 2014 Dee borseti
Oct 26, 2014 Beth Knuth
Oct 26, 2014 Diane McGregor
Oct 25, 2014 brenda rister
Oct 25, 2014 mieke wilms
Oct 24, 2014 Debra Wilhoit
Oct 24, 2014 pamela lima
Oct 24, 2014 donna crescioli
Oct 24, 2014 Robin Longenbach
Oct 24, 2014 Patricia Adams
Oct 24, 2014 Susan Goetze
Oct 24, 2014 eva adorjan
Oct 24, 2014 Carol Clark

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