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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!
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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 23, 2017 Julie Langton
May 23, 2017 Thao Vu
May 23, 2017 Terry Luke
May 23, 2017 Ginger Currans
May 23, 2017 Heather Wiegand
May 23, 2017 Lauren Piacentini
May 23, 2017 cate Abicht
May 22, 2017 Cindy Nichols
May 21, 2017 Tina Quinones
May 20, 2017 Lydia Benade
May 19, 2017 chris cook
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May 18, 2017 Urszula Jas
May 18, 2017 Cher Hester
May 18, 2017 Scott Wubben
May 17, 2017 lisa hearn
May 16, 2017 Cassi Redmond
May 16, 2017 veronica araujo
May 16, 2017 Ellen Murphy
May 15, 2017 Justine WONT KNOW
May 15, 2017 Elena Burankova
May 14, 2017 Myia Wilkerson
May 13, 2017 Paola Venezia
May 12, 2017 Theresa Meade
May 12, 2017 Kimberly Nicholson
May 12, 2017 jan pepper
May 11, 2017 Rama Bharadwaj
May 11, 2017 (Name not displayed) Protect all animals!
May 11, 2017 Shannon Hoffman
May 11, 2017 Debbie Davis CMKBD CAPS
May 11, 2017 Ellen Kroesen
May 11, 2017 Denise Garner
May 11, 2017 Janis Macnair This needs to be banned ASAP.
May 10, 2017 Jaci Taylor
May 10, 2017 Jameson Sachs
May 9, 2017 Denise Simpson
May 9, 2017 Rachel Rolston
May 9, 2017 misty decker
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May 9, 2017 Veronique Ciesielski
May 9, 2017 Cathy Dennler
May 8, 2017 Kathleen Mccarthy
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May 7, 2017 Adrienne Estrada
May 6, 2017 Leila Martirez
May 5, 2017 Helle Norberg
May 5, 2017 Rachel Burton
May 4, 2017 Alysa Waring
May 3, 2017 Erica Oyola
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