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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!
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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


Aug 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2014 Jane Silva
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Aug 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2014 Angie Howard
Aug 1, 2014 Terry Muse
Aug 1, 2014 Donna Shellabarger
Aug 1, 2014 joyce carter Murder is not the answer
Aug 1, 2014 Rhonda Harris
Aug 1, 2014 JOAN MASSETTI
Aug 1, 2014 Angela Bonner
Aug 1, 2014 Janice Briggs
Aug 1, 2014 Marie Osmundsen
Aug 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2014 Terri Neizmik
Aug 1, 2014 Jennifer Ritter
Aug 1, 2014 Elizabeth Inserra
Aug 1, 2014 Melissa Troeller
Aug 1, 2014 hebe martorella
Aug 1, 2014 Oscar Landé
Aug 1, 2014 Elena Franchi
Aug 1, 2014 Dave Wittig
Aug 1, 2014 Donna Willis
Aug 1, 2014 Carolyn Chamberland
Aug 1, 2014 jessica alessandri
Jul 31, 2014 Debra Smessaert Please stop using Compound 1080 (H.R. 4214) as it is extremely deadly to dogs and cats. Please stop. Thank you.
Jul 31, 2014 Kat Ehret
Jul 31, 2014 K Gordon
Jul 31, 2014 Robyn McCarthy
Jul 31, 2014 mary actis
Jul 31, 2014 Darcy Grosjean
Jul 31, 2014 Amy Pierfederici
Jul 31, 2014 Laurel Coughlin
Jul 31, 2014 Brittany Baker
Jul 31, 2014 Breanne Maier
Jul 31, 2014 Angela Kelly
Jul 31, 2014 Dean Kelly
Jul 31, 2014 Kaley Bill
Jul 30, 2014 Kathleen Neely
Jul 30, 2014 Renate Gärtner
Jul 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 30, 2014 Ellie Manka
Jul 30, 2014 nicky serkes
Jul 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 30, 2014 Iwona Mas
Jul 30, 2014 Jeana Martin
Jul 29, 2014 Earl Kuon
Jul 29, 2014 Darcy Grosjean
Jul 29, 2014 Debra Zamudio This is so stupid. Innocent animals are suffering, and the is so wrong. Stop the use of Compound 1080.

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