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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

Sep 19, 2017 Meghan Croyts
Sep 19, 2017 Bitel Elvy Asta Backman
Sep 19, 2017 yo pere
Sep 18, 2017 detelina guecheva
Sep 18, 2017 Alexandru Cristina
Sep 18, 2017 Vikki Hallen
Sep 18, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Sep 18, 2017 Jo Cole
Sep 18, 2017 Desari Erickson
Sep 18, 2017 Sonja Nielsen
Sep 18, 2017 Sue Bedrick
Sep 18, 2017 Maria Schneider
Sep 17, 2017 Mari Dominguez
Sep 17, 2017 Geralyn & Michael Frishman Wow!! Humans are clearly the dumbest species on the planet! Doesn't take much brainpower to figure out the problems other animals face by using compound 1080. Ban it NOW so no other animals or people get poisoned!
Sep 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 16, 2017 Gayle Rrobinson
Sep 16, 2017 Penny Mackenzie
Sep 16, 2017 Judy McMullen
Sep 16, 2017 kathleen michael
Sep 16, 2017 Margrit Simons
Sep 16, 2017 John Pender
Sep 16, 2017 Xanti Dolittle
Sep 15, 2017 Angela Walwick
Sep 15, 2017 Karen Schuller
Sep 15, 2017 Allison Johnson
Sep 15, 2017 (Name not displayed) I want cattle off public land! This land is intended for wildlife! Not the poisoning of wildlife, or anything else that happens upon this lethal poison.
Sep 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 15, 2017 Janice Cowett
Sep 15, 2017 Tonya Raikes
Sep 15, 2017 christina reekers
Sep 15, 2017 Bettina Wenk
Sep 15, 2017 Debbie Holiday
Sep 15, 2017 Ladonna Courey
Sep 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 15, 2017 Krystal Burroughs
Sep 15, 2017 Flavia del bello
Sep 15, 2017 Jacqueline Peter
Sep 15, 2017 Leonella Leoni
Sep 15, 2017 harpreet suri
Sep 15, 2017 Lisa Roof
Sep 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 14, 2017 Rolf Mense
Sep 14, 2017 linda beane
Sep 14, 2017 Janina Grage
Sep 14, 2017 rudolf mühl
Sep 14, 2017 Marie - Louise Galliker
Sep 14, 2017 Lara Hembom
Sep 14, 2017 June Barron
Sep 14, 2017 Linda Anderson
Sep 14, 2017 Ellen Gurtner

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