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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: 29,259
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

Nov 28, 2014 Natasha Mazza
Nov 28, 2014 cyndi overhulse
Nov 28, 2014 TINA ABNER
Nov 28, 2014 Gloria Alvarado
Nov 28, 2014 reyna button
Nov 28, 2014 Elaine Martineau
Nov 28, 2014 Tina Edgar
Nov 28, 2014 Vicky Kammer
Nov 27, 2014 Maria Webb
Nov 27, 2014 Norm Seavey
Nov 27, 2014 Stacey Eklund
Nov 27, 2014 Petronella Nagy
Nov 26, 2014 Jackie Steele
Nov 26, 2014 Ashley Wentzel
Nov 26, 2014 Emily Tenaglia
Nov 26, 2014 chantal BAAS
Nov 26, 2014 Judith Clarke
Nov 26, 2014 Carolina Chittofrati
Nov 26, 2014 Marsha Parnell
Nov 26, 2014 Jan Hess Please protect our pets
Nov 26, 2014 Rosanne Lyskawa How Cruel!!! Don't you people realize what your doing? Not only to innocent animals', but also to humans'. Shame!!!!
Nov 26, 2014 Rita Shustitzky
Nov 26, 2014 Tonisha Webb
Nov 26, 2014 tej bir Singh
Nov 25, 2014 Cary Savitz
Nov 25, 2014 Sheena Jack
Nov 24, 2014 camicase cleopatra
Nov 24, 2014 Sevda Karagedik
Nov 24, 2014 Michael Capone
Nov 24, 2014 sandra reguera
Nov 24, 2014 Carrie Miller
Nov 24, 2014 Jessy Kadmaer
Nov 24, 2014 Achim Perli
Nov 23, 2014 christa pellikaan
Nov 23, 2014 Janet Bovitz-Sandefur
Nov 23, 2014 Hanne Szopinski
Nov 23, 2014 Aeron Myers
Nov 23, 2014 Jennifer Shelley
Nov 23, 2014 PJ Howard
Nov 22, 2014 Jennifer King
Nov 22, 2014 Barbara Dunham PROTECT OUR FUR BABIES!!
Nov 22, 2014 Maribel Ortega
Nov 22, 2014 Olivia Petty
Nov 22, 2014 Florencia Ferrero Motta
Nov 21, 2014 Steve Watson Americans don't spend billions each year to poison their pets.
Nov 21, 2014 Paula Lall
Nov 21, 2014 Marleen Duhow
Nov 21, 2014 Emilie Schaumburg
Nov 21, 2014 Ronald Wolniewicz
Nov 20, 2014 Stephanie Jolley

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