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Compound 1080 is so dangerous, the FBI considers it "most likely to be used by terrorists or for malicious intent [1]." 

It's one of the world's most deadly poisons, but the U.S. government still allows its use as a pest deterrent. The toxic substance in Compound 1080, Sodium fluoroacetate, is found in certain plants in Australia, South Africa and Brazil [2]. A small amount is all it takes to induce vomiting, convulsions, and possibly even cardiac arrest in humans, and is more than often lethal to smaller animals. 

Small dosages of sodium fluoroacetate have been integrated into the collars of livestock, which are then punctured when coyotes or other predators attack, killing both the coyote and the livestock [3]. And when badgers, bears, bobcats, birds or other species come across the carcass, the results can be tragic. 

Protected species are anything but when it comes to the indiscriminate killing of Compound 1080. Wolves, California condors, grizzly bears, and even bald and golden eagles have all been inadvertently killed by similar chemical-based pest deterrent methods [4], and in colder weather, the poison degrades slowly, and has the potential to leach into water systems.

President Richard M. Nixon banned the use of Compound 1080 and other poisons in 1972, but the EPA granted usage of the poison in livestock protection collars in 1985. Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and Wildlife Services departments regulate the usage of sodium fluoroacetate.

While it's made in a small plant in the United States, the deadly reach of Compound 1080 is broad and indiscriminate. Along with sodium cyanide- filled M-44 devices, Compound 1080 contributes to the deaths of 37 animals a day [5], both those labeled "pests" and non-target animals.

Compound 1080 is a deadly and dangerous poison, and shouldn't be used in the United States. Sign to tell the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to ban Compound 1080 and protect animals everywhere!

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To the US Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,

Continued use of Compound 1080 within the United States is tantamount to biological terrorism. 

The substance is so dangerous, the FBI considers it "most likely to be used by terrorists or for malicious intent," yet it is still employed as a pest deterrent. When predators do attack livestock outfitted with special protection collars imbued with Compound 1080, the result is often the gruesome death of both animals, as well as those that may happen upon the carcasses later.

Protected species, like wolves, bears, and even eagles have all been inadvertently killed by Compound 1080 and similar chemical-based pest deterrent methods, and in colder weather, the poison has the potential to leach into water systems, wreaking massive damage on the environment.

Compound 1080 contributes to the deaths of 37 animals a day, both those labeled "pests" and non-target animals.

This indiscriminate killing needs to stop. I urge you to ban the use of Compound 1080 immediately, and prevent further tragedy.


Petition Signatures

Aug 14, 2018 Kimberly Boden
Aug 14, 2018 M T This is poison to all species, even humans! Ban Compound 1080!
Aug 14, 2018 Liza Ruiz
Aug 13, 2018 Donna Holinej
Aug 12, 2018 janese hexon
Aug 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 7, 2018 Sandra Backelund
Aug 5, 2018 Robert Ortiz
Aug 4, 2018 Annette Bartlett
Aug 3, 2018 Leslie Williams
Aug 3, 2018 Elva Munro
Aug 3, 2018 Anne Romanow
Aug 3, 2018 Audrey Morgan
Aug 3, 2018 Glynis Simmons
Aug 3, 2018 VICTORIA hALL
Aug 3, 2018 James Williams
Aug 2, 2018 Tonya Raikes
Aug 2, 2018 Steve Blakely
Aug 2, 2018 Anne Havard
Aug 2, 2018 marita hanse
Aug 2, 2018 Roswitha Marcuzzi
Aug 2, 2018 Evangeline Miranda
Aug 2, 2018 Chris Nuzum
Aug 2, 2018 Lin Westler
Aug 2, 2018 Robin Blakesley
Aug 2, 2018 Elaine Coburn Until we extend the circle of compassion to all living things, we will not ourselves find peace. ALBERT SCHWEITZER
Aug 2, 2018 Jane Bonkoski This is horrific. Search your heart and you will definitely ban Compound 1080. This definitely MUST BE BANNED TODAY.
Aug 2, 2018 Margaret Brown
Aug 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 2, 2018 Brenda Smith
Jul 31, 2018 Miriam Navarro
Jul 30, 2018 Misti Kane
Jul 29, 2018 Wendy Green
Jul 28, 2018 Marleen Neus
Jul 25, 2018 Lynn Wells
Jul 24, 2018 Maristela Machado
Jul 24, 2018 Eric Le masson
Jul 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2018 Will Henry
Jul 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 19, 2018 O C Oliveira
Jul 19, 2018 Averill Waterhouse
Jul 19, 2018 Elvira Trebesius
Jul 19, 2018 Shai Albright
Jul 19, 2018 Dat Tran
Jul 19, 2018 Beau Ryba
Jul 19, 2018 e raven
Jul 19, 2018 Kathy Harris
Jul 19, 2018 Stacy Ping
Jul 18, 2018 nathalie van manen

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