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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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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


Jan 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
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Jan 20, 2017 N.Z. Gershwin
Jan 20, 2017 Mikayla Burger
Jan 20, 2017 Mike Mageer
Jan 19, 2017 Claudia Köhler
Jan 18, 2017 Casey O'Conner
Jan 18, 2017 Charity Chambers
Jan 17, 2017 Tammy Barton
Jan 17, 2017 Cynthia Bishop
Jan 17, 2017 Jack Martin
Jan 16, 2017 Mindie Sivey
Jan 16, 2017 Renee Snyder
Jan 14, 2017 Judy Kairys
Jan 13, 2017 Carolyn Adams
Jan 12, 2017 Betina Leme
Jan 12, 2017 Melissa Miller
Jan 12, 2017 Tracy Birrell Cruel and unnecessary.
Jan 11, 2017 Kathie Eckerson
Jan 11, 2017 Maria Harwood
Jan 11, 2017 Harmen Eijzenga
Jan 10, 2017 Shauna Smith Thank you for helping.
Jan 10, 2017 Ana Nieto
Jan 6, 2017 nathalie guyonvarch
Jan 6, 2017 Olga Faletova
Jan 5, 2017 ibrahim rexhepi
Jan 4, 2017 Phillippa Hilsden
Jan 4, 2017 KJ Ortiz
Jan 3, 2017 Mar Do
Jan 3, 2017 Cindy Martin
Jan 3, 2017 GIUSEPPINA BERTANI
Jan 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 1, 2017 Vikram Seetharaman
Jan 1, 2017 Catalina Barraza
Jan 1, 2017 Christina Brown Definitely get this outlawed. I can't believe this stupidity!!!!! Dam you people! Use your brains! How can you ever think it is ok to use this stuff!!!
Dec 29, 2016 carly newton
Dec 29, 2016 Cortney Adelman
Dec 29, 2016 Amanda Barnes
Dec 28, 2016 Martina Rimbaldo
Dec 28, 2016 Pia Heyn
Dec 28, 2016 Deborah Branks
Dec 28, 2016 Irene Schrobenhauser
Dec 28, 2016 Sara Luppi
Dec 26, 2016 Lora Treadway
Dec 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 25, 2016 Daisy Mancia
Dec 24, 2016 Carol Polak
Dec 23, 2016 DONNA CALDERONE
Dec 23, 2016 Gayle Bannis
Dec 23, 2016 Joseph Fazio

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