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In 2012, Congressman John Campbell introduced a bill to prohibit the use of Compound 1080 (H.R. 4214). The bill was not enacted and this dangerous poison continues to put our pets at risk. Sign now to urge Rep. Campbell to continue fighting for our pets!
Goal: 35,000 Progress: 31,027
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Compound 1080 is a chemical substance that is used to protect livestock and other farm-raised animals from predators like coyotes and foxes. Compound 1080, along with sodium cyanide, is deadly; in fact, one teaspoon of it can kill up to 100 people. It's particularly dangerous because it's both odorless and colorless.

The problem with using Compound 1080 for livestock predator control is that it is very harmful for domesticated and endangered animals as well. Pets have been known to discover the chemical, ingest it, and then become very sick and/or die. Because of the nature of the substance, there are few ways to identify it before it's accidentally found by the wrong animal or person.

Sign the petition asking Congressman John Campbell III to reintroduce H.R. 4214—legislation that would prohibit the use of Compound 1080 as predator control.

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Dear Congressman Campbell,

I am writing to express my concern over the use of Compound 1080, the substance used to protect livestock from wild predators. While the deadly chemical may in fact be useful for this purpose, it has claimed the lives of many endangered species as well as domesticated pets. Domesticated animals who roam pastures or fields are likely to ingest this odorless and colorless substance inadvertently, and it is almost always deadly for whoever or whatever comes in contact with it.

I realize the need for population control, but the use of this harmful chemical is causing unnecessary suffering and death in animals for which it was not intended. It's absurd to protect the life of one animal at the expense of another.

As you know, we need to find better ways to keep our farm animals safe. I was delighted to learn of your support of H.R. 4214, and I urge you to continue fighting for legislation that would ensure Compound 1080 is no longer used for predator control. We need to think of the bigger picture and ensure that no creature experiences needless pain or suffering.

Thank you for considering my comments.

Petition Signatures


May 27, 2016 Brenda Romanot
May 27, 2016 Susan Lindsey
May 27, 2016 evelyn roberts THERE SHOULD BE NO PREDATOR CONTROL AT ALL!!
May 27, 2016 Mila Counihan
May 22, 2016 Donna Lac
May 22, 2016 Valerya Nikanorova
May 22, 2016 Melissa Miller
May 20, 2016 Carmen Stigen
May 20, 2016 Sheridan Battle
May 20, 2016 Colette Ryan
May 19, 2016 Deborah Rollins
May 19, 2016 Laney Smith
May 19, 2016 Kiersten Swanson
May 19, 2016 Barbara Bruno
May 19, 2016 Isabel Owen
May 19, 2016 Susan Rausch
May 19, 2016 Rosina Cespedes
May 15, 2016 Cesar Delgado
May 14, 2016 Colleen Walmer
May 14, 2016 Janet Grunke
May 14, 2016 Vivian Bartlett Who thinks up this stuff. We need to ban/boycott anything that is toxic because it eventually affects us all - live and let live.
May 13, 2016 aLeXX CooPeR
May 13, 2016 Elizabeth Bird Some humans do what is easy and convenient, even though it is WRONG. Poison is WRONG on all levels. For livestock protection, consider using guard animals, such as Great Pyrenees, Anatolian Shepherd, Komondor, Kuvasz. Using dogs the RIGHT thing to do.
May 13, 2016 Martha Milne
May 13, 2016 Willard Turnbow, Jr. Having pets in our family and appreciating all wildlife, I feel that there is no question that Compound 1080 be banned from any future use as soon as possible.
May 13, 2016 Melinda Robbins
May 13, 2016 Alessandra Paolini
May 13, 2016 Lenora Rhumm
May 12, 2016 Patricia Stanley this is disgusting and nothing but neglect and not caring enough.
May 12, 2016 Marilena Rosa
May 11, 2016 Sean Reid
May 10, 2016 gail belfiore
May 10, 2016 Marion Weston
May 9, 2016 valerie choinski
May 9, 2016 Janet Allen
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May 8, 2016 Shirley Petersen
May 8, 2016 Leslie Marlin
May 8, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 7, 2016 theresa glover
May 7, 2016 Natosha Hulsey
May 7, 2016 Cathy Brackett
May 6, 2016 Marci Moss
May 5, 2016 Liana Rois
May 5, 2016 Paula Zan
May 5, 2016 robert quiles
May 5, 2016 Isolde Godman
May 4, 2016 Jennifer Rider
May 4, 2016 Akiko Kimura
May 3, 2016 Maria Martin

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