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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: 31,895
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


Jun 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 23, 2017 (Name not displayed) Take action to ban the substance now.
Jun 22, 2017 Lindsey Dakin
Jun 22, 2017 Sc Vdb
Jun 22, 2017 Ольга Малютина
Jun 21, 2017 Lisa Hamilton
Jun 21, 2017 Silvânia Rutkowski
Jun 21, 2017 Kimberly Knickerbocker
Jun 20, 2017 ANNE Gilbert
Jun 20, 2017 Jan Clare
Jun 19, 2017 Jana Williams
Jun 19, 2017 Anna Krohn
Jun 19, 2017 Cynthia Ostrunic
Jun 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 19, 2017 marilyn evenson
Jun 18, 2017 Jax Doling
Jun 18, 2017 Rob Windsor
Jun 17, 2017 Jeannie Dixon
Jun 16, 2017 Cynthia Parzuhoski
Jun 16, 2017 Cyndee Jimenez
Jun 16, 2017 Elizabeth Chiribi
Jun 16, 2017 Lisa Abbas If we know it's harmful then stop using it!
Jun 16, 2017 Melissa Lohman
Jun 16, 2017 Lily Wong
Jun 16, 2017 Merle Weyant
Jun 15, 2017 Candi Gaona
Jun 14, 2017 Robin DeVane
Jun 13, 2017 Laila Sunde
Jun 13, 2017 Alison Easom
Jun 13, 2017 Carl Hoffmeister
Jun 12, 2017 Marilyn Quindo
Jun 10, 2017 Janice Foster
Jun 10, 2017 James Deschene
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 7, 2017 Emily Smith
Jun 5, 2017 Jennifer zietlow
Jun 5, 2017 Maiko Kushida
Jun 5, 2017 Ellen Seeherman
Jun 4, 2017 Nicolette Stan
Jun 3, 2017 Catharine McEachern Please be responsible
Jun 3, 2017 Frédéric Jaubert
Jun 3, 2017 Elena Maltseva
Jun 1, 2017 Beth Masck
Jun 1, 2017 Alexa Hilaire
Jun 1, 2017 susan chapman
May 31, 2017 Jose Manuel Bargueño
May 31, 2017 elizabeth boroff
May 29, 2017 Sara Vilhena
May 27, 2017 Kristine Asay
May 27, 2017 Samantha Manso

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