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Sponsor(s): Reps. John Campbell (R-CA) and Peter DeFazio, (D-OR)

H.R. 4214: The Compound 1080 and M-44 Elimination Act

Born Free USA position: SUPPORT

Update: This bill failed to pass before the end of the 112th Congress, and is now dead.

Bill description: This bill would ban the use of two deadly poisons — sodium fluoroacetate (Compound 1080) and sodium cyanide — presently used nationwide for lethal predator control (of coyotes and foxes, among others) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program.

Read the full text of the bill and follow its progress here (PDF).

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