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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


May 21, 2018 sarah weisberg
May 20, 2018 ki paul
May 20, 2018 Melissa Lewis
May 20, 2018 Cathy Fuller It's not only an extremely cruel and ruthless way of killing wildlife that needs to be stopped but many others die from it needlessly by accident!
May 20, 2018 Alan Beaubien
May 20, 2018 alan harper
May 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2018 Rhonda Spaulding
May 19, 2018 Susan O’Keefe
May 19, 2018 Lyn Muller
May 19, 2018 Maureen Wheeler
May 19, 2018 Jo Ardell
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May 19, 2018 christine rochette
May 18, 2018 Cindy Bassar
May 18, 2018 Julie Wild
May 18, 2018 Margaret Cramer
May 18, 2018 Penelope A Cole
May 18, 2018 Margery Hughes
May 18, 2018 Kiantha Shadduck
May 18, 2018 lucianne lavin
May 18, 2018 Jessica Haag
May 18, 2018 Wayne Brummer
May 18, 2018 Betty Delman
May 18, 2018 Sally Allen
May 18, 2018 Amy Smardz
May 18, 2018 Brian Gottejman
May 18, 2018 sheryl benning
May 18, 2018 Lynn Walker
May 18, 2018 Pam Steele
May 18, 2018 L f
May 18, 2018 Linda Albright
May 18, 2018 Wendy Dalton
May 18, 2018 carla howard
May 17, 2018 KATHLEEN TENNYSON
May 17, 2018 Rodney Kolar
May 17, 2018 Cristina Carvalho
May 16, 2018 Linda York
May 16, 2018 CAROL HENDERSON
May 16, 2018 Lucy Kelly
May 16, 2018 Viktoriya Chukhnina
May 16, 2018 Evangeline Miranda
May 15, 2018 Lindsey Winters
May 15, 2018 Diane Tabbott
May 15, 2018 Amber Carter
May 15, 2018 Cindy Kerwin
May 15, 2018 Nina Røstad
May 15, 2018 Lyn Watson-Czapla
May 15, 2018 JOSEPH M. PASTERNAK
May 15, 2018 Julie Miller

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