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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: 31,788
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


Apr 29, 2017 Anne Bekkers
Apr 28, 2017 TJ Goldfeder
Apr 27, 2017 celine anchen
Apr 27, 2017 Claudia May
Apr 27, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Apr 25, 2017 Roberto Penaherrera
Apr 24, 2017 Tim Woods
Apr 24, 2017 Yolanda Bernhard
Apr 24, 2017 Carol Lloyd
Apr 24, 2017 Sharmila Perera
Apr 24, 2017 Jill Howe
Apr 24, 2017 Cathleen Cascia
Apr 22, 2017 Rebecca Bennett
Apr 22, 2017 Sheila Bindman
Apr 22, 2017 Randi Mayrent
Apr 21, 2017 Johanna MacAulay
Apr 21, 2017 Virginia FRICK
Apr 19, 2017 Heide Coppotelli
Apr 18, 2017 Jerri Berg
Apr 18, 2017 shelia jons
Apr 17, 2017 Erin Kennedy
Apr 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2017 Christine Utzinger Pets are family!Must be save around their homes!
Apr 16, 2017 Artur Xavier
Apr 15, 2017 Yvonne Kirk
Apr 15, 2017 Nathan Fisher
Apr 15, 2017 Kara Walmsley
Apr 14, 2017 Karen Webb
Apr 14, 2017 carol king
Apr 14, 2017 ulla lobbe
Apr 14, 2017 Deb Powell
Apr 14, 2017 Audrey Smith
Apr 14, 2017 Romain Rolland
Apr 14, 2017 Lisa Tibbetts
Apr 13, 2017 Cindy Shoaf
Apr 13, 2017 Kristine Russo
Apr 13, 2017 Kimberly Steigerwald
Apr 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 13, 2017 Karen O'Brien
Apr 13, 2017 Rita Scholliers
Apr 13, 2017 Amanda Hanson
Apr 13, 2017 Lisa Fort
Apr 12, 2017 Marion Krüger
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Apr 12, 2017 Rhonda Graves
Apr 11, 2017 maria santiago
Apr 9, 2017 Jessica Henson
Apr 8, 2017 John Oggiono
Apr 8, 2017 Doreen Mapes
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