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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: 31,163
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


Jul 30, 2016 Angie Walker
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Jul 27, 2016 LESLIE SINGLETON
Jul 27, 2016 Jody Moody
Jul 27, 2016 Rachel Rakaczky
Jul 26, 2016 Bob Bellamy
Jul 26, 2016 Jodi Igard
Jul 25, 2016 Sharon Hawkinson
Jul 25, 2016 mario forchelli
Jul 25, 2016 jane gilmore
Jul 25, 2016 Kim Petersen There is no reason this should be allowed for many reasons.
Jul 25, 2016 Claudia Bruce
Jul 25, 2016 irene riviere
Jul 25, 2016 Julie Williamson
Jul 24, 2016 Andrew Sulay
Jul 24, 2016 Morgan Manuele
Jul 24, 2016 Ariadna Alonso
Jul 23, 2016 Maria Russo
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Jul 22, 2016 Michael Stec
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Jul 20, 2016 Ashley Johnson
Jul 18, 2016 Dawn Olson
Jul 17, 2016 Beth Nordmeyer
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Jul 14, 2016 Ken stein
Jul 14, 2016 Paula Ann Cooper
Jul 14, 2016 Jean Green
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Jul 13, 2016 Lisa Ann Kelly & Family
Jul 13, 2016 Melissa McTague
Jul 13, 2016 Julia McGovern
Jul 13, 2016 Karen Phillips
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Jul 13, 2016 SARAH DAVENPORT
Jul 13, 2016 Maureen Jenkins
Jul 12, 2016 Leslie Perritt

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