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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


Nov 20, 2017 Hannah Weil
Nov 20, 2017 Donna Tanner
Nov 19, 2017 Anne Havard
Nov 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 19, 2017 Beverly Schwarz
Nov 19, 2017 Grant Sorrell
Nov 18, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 18, 2017 Patty Brothag
Nov 17, 2017 Sheryl Precopia
Nov 17, 2017 June Helker
Nov 17, 2017 Michael Crowden
Nov 17, 2017 Janina Brzezina
Nov 17, 2017 Anna Maria Sergi
Nov 17, 2017 Jeanette Desmond
Nov 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2017 Linda Fair
Nov 16, 2017 Gerri Petersen
Nov 16, 2017 Tigerlily Hayward
Nov 16, 2017 Croitiene ganMoryn
Nov 16, 2017 Kathy Woods
Nov 16, 2017 Diana Bowers
Nov 16, 2017 Glenda Valle
Nov 16, 2017 Hilary malyon
Nov 16, 2017 Janis Ciofalo
Nov 16, 2017 Elena Bollati di Saint Pierre
Nov 16, 2017 Monica Lewandowski
Nov 16, 2017 Sandra Herrera
Nov 16, 2017 Nancy Hubbs-Chang It's dangerous no matter where it's used, for whatever reason. If a California Condor, still extremely endangered, were to come upon a 1080'd carcass and feed on it, it would die, too.
Nov 16, 2017 Minerva Krueger
Nov 16, 2017 Jackie Doying The use of Compound 1080 is beyond irresponsible!
Nov 16, 2017 Anne Sen-Oliver
Nov 16, 2017 Mindy Schech
Nov 16, 2017 Carleen Rosenau
Nov 16, 2017 julie hampel
Nov 16, 2017 Pamela Miguez
Nov 16, 2017 Bettina Bowers
Nov 14, 2017 Kaitlin McGonigle
Nov 14, 2017 marianne cresci
Nov 14, 2017 Irene Souder-Coyle Use of this chemical should be stopped altogether.
Nov 14, 2017 valery allison
Nov 14, 2017 Janice Saylock
Nov 14, 2017 Barbara Sundberg
Nov 14, 2017 Linda Moore
Nov 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
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Nov 14, 2017 Kristy Preston
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