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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

Aug 17, 2018 Daniela Bress
Aug 17, 2018 Glenn Showalter
Aug 17, 2018 Deborah Maier
Aug 16, 2018 Mary Schannach
Aug 16, 2018 Sandra Backelund
Aug 16, 2018 Shea Nace
Aug 16, 2018 Heidi Siebens
Aug 16, 2018 shiping zhang
Aug 15, 2018 Joan Heezen
Aug 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 14, 2018 carri perani-welsh
Aug 14, 2018 Chris Nuzum
Aug 14, 2018 Beatrice Platt
Aug 14, 2018 Lourdes Acevedo
Aug 14, 2018 Lori Bryant
Aug 14, 2018 Inge Ferdusch
Aug 14, 2018 Joyce Bono
Aug 13, 2018 Margaret Surmiak
Aug 13, 2018 Kristine Wigand
Aug 13, 2018 Kathryn Summerfield
Aug 13, 2018 Anne Caldwell
Aug 13, 2018 Bonnie Berry
Aug 13, 2018 Michelle Perfetta
Aug 13, 2018 Karen Beckner
Aug 13, 2018 Patricia Delaney
Aug 13, 2018 Heather Alexander
Aug 13, 2018 Lynne Burnell
Aug 13, 2018 janna murphy
Aug 13, 2018 Angela Abbassi
Aug 13, 2018 Laila Nabulsi
Aug 13, 2018 Connie Hope-Bly
Aug 13, 2018 Paula Campbell
Aug 12, 2018 sally patterson PLEASE STOP USING POISON !
Aug 11, 2018 Valerya Nikanorova
Aug 11, 2018 Melissa Owens
Aug 10, 2018 Sandra Thompson
Aug 8, 2018 Carole Vrshek We are affecting humans with this as well - Cancer is on the increase and any checmicals we put into our environment as well as feed animals is affecting us.
Aug 7, 2018 Kathryn Carson
Aug 6, 2018 Candice Sexton
Aug 6, 2018 Carla Miranda
Aug 5, 2018 Elvira Trebesius
Aug 5, 2018 Robert Ortiz
Aug 5, 2018 Sandra Bigart
Aug 4, 2018 Hiedi Tan
Aug 4, 2018 marita hanse
Aug 3, 2018 Anita Sutton
Aug 3, 2018 Edy Soto
Aug 3, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 3, 2018 Pam Warren

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