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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 9, 2016 Leslie Wilbur
Feb 9, 2016 Miriam McElroy
Feb 8, 2016 Virginia Ilardi
Feb 8, 2016 debra rowden
Feb 8, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2016 Karen Heinsch
Feb 7, 2016 Susan Saikami
Feb 7, 2016 Debra Nourse
Feb 7, 2016 DALE KASMAN IT SHOULD BE BANNED. PERIOD!
Feb 6, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 6, 2016 Nowell Overby
Feb 5, 2016 Sofi Nordstrom
Feb 5, 2016 Memoree VanderHeyden
Feb 3, 2016 Anna Felice
Feb 3, 2016 Linda L.-Schaeffer
Feb 3, 2016 Cecile Lemay
Feb 3, 2016 Keith Beam
Feb 3, 2016 Robert Parker
Feb 3, 2016 Christa Wilson
Feb 3, 2016 jacqueline brandao
Feb 3, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 3, 2016 Pamela McNutt
Feb 1, 2016 Andrew Weprin
Jan 30, 2016 Doreen Forbes
Jan 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 29, 2016 adam bergeron
Jan 28, 2016 Cheyenne Crooker
Jan 28, 2016 P Mallamo What is this world coming to???
Jan 27, 2016 Robin Shepard
Jan 27, 2016 Stephanie Vorse
Jan 27, 2016 Felishia Long
Jan 26, 2016 Robert Stroud
Jan 26, 2016 MaryAnn Bomarito
Jan 26, 2016 Eugenia Guilin
Jan 26, 2016 Howardine Boehm I believe this should not be used for ANY purpose
Jan 26, 2016 Corinna Borkert
Jan 26, 2016 Catherine (cat) Castronovo
Jan 26, 2016 Amanda Dickinson
Jan 26, 2016 Debra Cassiero
Jan 26, 2016 Rosanne Anderson
Jan 25, 2016 Shamsiah Ahmad
Jan 23, 2016 Joanna Ziajew
Jan 22, 2016 Carole Figeat
Jan 22, 2016 lidia bankosz
Jan 22, 2016 Elizabeth Dusza
Jan 22, 2016 adrienne bergeron
Jan 21, 2016 Alexisa Azcárate
Jan 20, 2016 Maria G Stonestreet
Jan 20, 2016 Sharon Bride

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