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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.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Jan 15, 2018 michele martin
Jan 14, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Jan 14, 2018 janice robson
Jan 14, 2018 Taryn Tynan
Jan 14, 2018 norma graciela varrone cancio
Jan 13, 2018 ANA ALEMAN
Jan 13, 2018 Joan Maynard
Jan 13, 2018 Cathy Saunders
Jan 13, 2018 Susan Wilson
Jan 13, 2018 Sheri Nolen
Jan 13, 2018 Mary Hatzigiannis
Jan 12, 2018 Juanice Burroughs
Jan 11, 2018 chris thomason
Jan 11, 2018 Diane Parks
Jan 11, 2018 fran lowell
Jan 11, 2018 Katie Morgan
Jan 10, 2018 Stacey Riccardi
Jan 10, 2018 Autumn Mantia
Jan 10, 2018 Patricia Fyfe Anything which can harm animals should be banned.
Jan 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 9, 2018 Jean Lutz
Jan 9, 2018 Kris Gata
Jan 9, 2018 Patrice Matz
Jan 9, 2018 Mary Sier
Jan 9, 2018 Beth Hukill
Jan 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 8, 2018 Ingrid Jackson
Jan 8, 2018 Reverend Boony
Jan 8, 2018 Cheri lyon
Jan 8, 2018 Debra Sweeney
Jan 8, 2018 Frances Small
Jan 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 7, 2018 Suzanne Russo
Jan 7, 2018 Carey Scott
Jan 7, 2018 Kim Orent
Jan 7, 2018 Isabel Shammar
Jan 7, 2018 Tracey Timpone
Jan 7, 2018 Mike Wilson Ban it.
Jan 7, 2018 Deanna Ciabattari
Jan 7, 2018 Kae Blecha, OTR
Jan 7, 2018 Tara Douglas
Jan 7, 2018 Soheyla Azizi
Jan 7, 2018 Elisa Osso
Jan 7, 2018 Mona O’Brien
Jan 7, 2018 Brittney Madsen
Jan 7, 2018 Robyn Virga
Jan 7, 2018 Sharon Stark Stop
Jan 7, 2018 Dianna Burton
Jan 7, 2018 Deb Kozak
Jan 7, 2018 Rebecca Bruckner

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