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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


Apr 25, 2018 Gary Daudet
Apr 24, 2018 Sharon Zigomanis
Apr 24, 2018 Julia Stark
Apr 24, 2018 Courtney Sulak
Apr 24, 2018 Marion Barbour
Apr 24, 2018 Marcia Richardson
Apr 24, 2018 Paul Dunne
Apr 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2018 Amy Gibson
Apr 23, 2018 Claudia Alraun
Apr 23, 2018 Anne-Marie Henkes
Apr 23, 2018 Theresa Rose
Apr 22, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 22, 2018 Rita Willis
Apr 22, 2018 Bob Willis
Apr 22, 2018 Rose Hickford
Apr 22, 2018 Bob Hickford
Apr 22, 2018 MARY cowen
Apr 21, 2018 Patty Audrain
Apr 21, 2018 Rita Council
Apr 21, 2018 Eveline Comte
Apr 20, 2018 Victoria Apodaca
Apr 19, 2018 Lily Wong
Apr 19, 2018 Michele Murphy
Apr 18, 2018 Lisa Crawford
Apr 17, 2018 Betty Chan
Apr 17, 2018 Brian Adams
Apr 16, 2018 Donna Holinej
Apr 15, 2018 Dianne Dungay
Apr 15, 2018 Jacqueline McGrath Curtis
Apr 15, 2018 lisa Weston Bialy
Apr 15, 2018 Barbara Buckley
Apr 15, 2018 Nicolette Stan
Apr 15, 2018 Beverly Mustaine
Apr 15, 2018 J Miller
Apr 14, 2018 Mitzi Frank
Apr 14, 2018 Christine Kwiecinski
Apr 14, 2018 Debbie Marquess
Apr 14, 2018 Jean Lambert
Apr 14, 2018 Donna Larschan
Apr 14, 2018 galina Dzhaladyan
Apr 13, 2018 Nicole Fish
Apr 13, 2018 Stacy Martin No toxin of this strength should be around any animal or human. Ban it now!
Apr 13, 2018 Sandra Lubrano
Apr 13, 2018 Carol Kaslander
Apr 13, 2018 Becky Turnbull
Apr 13, 2018 Racquel Colinares
Apr 13, 2018 Julie Berberi
Apr 13, 2018 Theresa Simpson
Apr 13, 2018 Rémy Nadia

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