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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

Nov 24, 2015 Kathleen Nowicki
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Nov 21, 2015 Gayle Blakeslee
Nov 20, 2015 Rosa Pereira
Nov 19, 2015 Aurore Serpenti
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Nov 19, 2015 Hope Carl
Nov 19, 2015 Maja Lacković
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Nov 18, 2015 Marlyse Hanssens
Nov 18, 2015 Jessica Whitehead
Nov 17, 2015 Carole Giacomazzo
Nov 16, 2015 Margherita Polia
Nov 15, 2015 Marie Hemphill
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Nov 15, 2015 Debbie Eldridge Please keep up the fight.
Nov 15, 2015 Kaylee Perez
Nov 14, 2015 Amanda Stitzel
Nov 14, 2015 Alexandra Gavin
Nov 13, 2015 Elma Pjanic
Nov 13, 2015 Tara Degaetano-Bush
Nov 12, 2015 Maria Holzmann
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Nov 8, 2015 Kathy Sutter
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Nov 6, 2015 Tammy Boykin
Nov 5, 2015 Ginger Hall
Nov 4, 2015 Katrina Saultz Don't hurt our pets
Nov 4, 2015 Fatma Öncü
Nov 3, 2015 Catherine Hughes
Nov 2, 2015 Beatrice Narbona
Nov 2, 2015 Geraldine Rondeau
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