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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


Feb 24, 2017 Mary Somers
Feb 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 23, 2017 MARTHA RODRIGUEZ
Feb 23, 2017 Leslie Williams
Feb 23, 2017 Kristine Wigand
Feb 23, 2017 Marian Petrovich
Feb 23, 2017 Theresa Tucker
Feb 23, 2017 Cynthia Narkoff
Feb 23, 2017 Patricia Jennings
Feb 23, 2017 Georgi Mortensen
Feb 23, 2017 Carole Kubik
Feb 23, 2017 Pamela Miguez
Feb 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 22, 2017 Carol. Brandt Mindless use of chemicals, the cheap and easy way... makes our pets suffer.
Feb 22, 2017 Michell G.
Feb 21, 2017 Deborah Boychuk
Feb 21, 2017 Lisa Voile
Feb 21, 2017 Allison Sammarco
Feb 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2017 Lorene Jajtner
Feb 21, 2017 sarah weisberg
Feb 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2017 janice pemberton
Feb 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2017 Edward Lisuzzo
Feb 21, 2017 Eleonora De Giorgio
Feb 21, 2017 Caterina Raviglione
Feb 20, 2017 Lygea San Pedro
Feb 19, 2017 Susan Martin
Feb 19, 2017 M Busch
Feb 19, 2017 Major Escape
Feb 19, 2017 Noreen Newmark
Feb 19, 2017 Marie Hernandes
Feb 18, 2017 Sandi Shivers
Feb 17, 2017 Shannon Bullock
Feb 16, 2017 katrien rabaey
Feb 16, 2017 joyce kotzamanis Why would anybody want to make it
Feb 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 16, 2017 Christine Rochette
Feb 15, 2017 Kristen Langley
Feb 15, 2017 Jean McClenathen
Feb 15, 2017 STACEY O'BRIEN
Feb 15, 2017 Kim Warmington
Feb 14, 2017 Heidi Moschetti
Feb 14, 2017 Melinda Wright
Feb 14, 2017 Helena Brouwer
Feb 13, 2017 Julie Hansen
Feb 13, 2017 Melissa Pacheco
Feb 12, 2017 Susan Ellis
Feb 12, 2017 amelia vitale

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