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Compound 1080 is so dangerous, the FBI considers it "most likely to be used by terrorists or for malicious intent[1]." 

It's one of the world's most deadly poisons, but the U.S. government still allows its use as a pest deterrent. The toxic substance in Compound 1080, Sodium fluoroacetate, is found in certain plants in Australia, South Africa and Brazil [2]. A small amount is all it takes to induce vomiting, convulsions, and possibly even cardiac arrest in humans, and is more than often lethal to smaller animals. 

Small dosages of sodium fluoroacetate have been integrated into the collars of livestock, which are then punctured when coyotes or other predators attack, killing both the coyote and the livestock [3]. And when pets or other species come across the carcass, the results can be tragic.

Rafters Brooke and Cliff Everest are just one story out of many that exemplify the dangers of Compound 1080. They lost their dog, an American Brittany named Bea, when she came across a sheep carcass that had a livestock protection collar.

President Richard M. Nixon banned the use of Compound 1080 and other poisons in 1972, but the EPA granted usage of the poison in livestock protection collars in 1985. Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and Wildlife Services departments regulate the usage of sodium fluoroacetate.

While it's made in a small plant in the United States [4], the deadly reach of Compound 1080 is broad and indiscriminate. Along with sodium cyanide- filled M-44 devices, Compound 1080 contributes to the deaths of 37 animals a day [5], both those labeled "pests" and non-target animals.

Compound 1080 is a deadly and dangerous poison, and shouldn't be used in the United States. Sign to tell the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to ban Compound 1080 and protect animals everywhere!

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To the US Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,

Continued use of Compound 1080 within the United States is tantamount to biological terrorism. 

The substance is so dangerous, the FBI considers it "most likely to be used by terrorists or for malicious intent," yet it is still employed as a pest deterrent. When predators do attack livestock outfitted with special protection collars imbued with Compound 1080, the result is often the gruesome death of both animals, as well as those that may happen upon the carcasses later.

The number of pets killed by Compound 1080 and similar chemical-based pest deterrent methods sadly grows every year, and in colder weather, the poison has the potential to leach into water systems, wreaking massive damage on the environment.

Compound 1080 contributes to the deaths of 37 animals a day, both those labeled "pests" and non-target animals.

This indiscriminate killing needs to stop. I urge you to ban the use of Compound 1080 immediately, and prevent further tragedy.


Petition Signatures

Mar 19, 2018 Kathy Smith
Mar 19, 2018 Betty Camillo
Mar 18, 2018 Kathleen Hamilton
Mar 18, 2018 Gerald Ryan
Mar 17, 2018 tore boissonneau
Mar 17, 2018 Elaina Garone
Mar 17, 2018 yvette Meraz
Mar 17, 2018 Vittorio Renda
Mar 17, 2018 Suzanne Lenhart
Mar 17, 2018 Amanda Bouvier
Mar 17, 2018 Melissa Armstrong
Mar 17, 2018 Marsha Williams
Mar 17, 2018 Louise Broderick
Mar 17, 2018 Christine Brazzell
Mar 16, 2018 Randyl Sachs
Mar 16, 2018 Sophia Lim
Mar 16, 2018 chantal bieri
Mar 16, 2018 Paula McMillion
Mar 16, 2018 Ahlem CHEBIL
Mar 15, 2018 Lisa Hills
Mar 15, 2018 cheryl metzger
Mar 15, 2018 Angela Danzik
Mar 15, 2018 Jene Malcomson
Mar 15, 2018 Gwen Boyer
Mar 15, 2018 hEATHER Knowles
Mar 15, 2018 William Schultz
Mar 15, 2018 CRISTINA OLIVA No Pet Is Safe Around Compound 1080 Ban the use of Compound 1080 before any more pets are poisoned
Mar 15, 2018 michele gangemi
Mar 15, 2018 Maria Mariorenzi
Mar 15, 2018 Carol Brandt I I had no idea... There is no reason this substance should be obtainable by anyone. It's manufacture should end.
Mar 15, 2018 Linda Campbell
Mar 14, 2018 Nathalie LAZAREVSKI
Mar 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 14, 2018 angie lambert
Mar 13, 2018 Carmen Blakely
Mar 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 12, 2018 Ray Walker
Mar 12, 2018 Janie Anderson do ur job stop this poison
Mar 12, 2018 irene riviere
Mar 12, 2018 mar vlan
Mar 12, 2018 Shelley Regina
Mar 12, 2018 Miriam Neff
Mar 12, 2018 Renee Reinero
Mar 11, 2018 Amy Secrest
Mar 11, 2018 Francisca Brechbuhler
Mar 10, 2018 Alicia Orr
Mar 10, 2018 Anne Wandler
Mar 10, 2018 Axa Tolonen
Mar 10, 2018 Boudicia Peters
Mar 10, 2018 Yvette Kolonia

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