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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: 28,407
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


Jul 21, 2014 Mia Dravis
Jul 21, 2014 Ashley Wallace
Jul 21, 2014 Zohal Khan
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Jul 21, 2014 Fernanda haberman
Jul 21, 2014 Joyce Cope
Jul 21, 2014 Nancy Hudson
Jul 21, 2014 Anne-Marie Parr
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Jul 21, 2014 Stephanie Rodriguez
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Jul 21, 2014 Tatiana Koroleva
Jul 21, 2014 Malu Machado
Jul 20, 2014 Serge RATZMANN
Jul 20, 2014 Marie-Odette KRAEMER
Jul 20, 2014 Dorothée FELLRATH
Jul 20, 2014 Pierrette WILD
Jul 20, 2014 Eva BERAR
Jul 20, 2014 Chantal KLOTZ
Jul 20, 2014 Anny GIES
Jul 20, 2014 Claudia FELLRATH
Jul 20, 2014 Francine Stone
Jul 20, 2014 Lucia Vertkin
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Jul 20, 2014 Andy pepper
Jul 20, 2014 Lou Farmer
Jul 20, 2014 Julie Pellerin
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Jul 20, 2014 Georg Obermayr
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Jul 19, 2014 Katie Cole
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Jul 19, 2014 Melanie Brewer
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