Numerous jurisdictions around the world
have banned Compound 1080 due to the
potential threats of this highly toxic substance.
Compound 1080 and all its derivatives should be banned from Canada, with an immediate moratorium placed on its use and handling until this is achieved.
Sodium Monofluoroace, commonly called Sodium fluoroacetate or Compound 1080 is one of the most toxic poisons used in Canadian farming. Regulated under the federal Pest Control Products Act (PCPA) it is currently authorized for use as a predacide in two provinces, Alberta and Saskatchewan, to kill wolves and coyotes which are suspected of livestock depredation.
The poison is available in two forms:
i) 5 mg tablets which are placed in meat baits set out to attract the predator(s) or,
ii) in liquid bladders that fill collars worn by livestock. These devices, known as Livestock Protection Collars or LPCs, are worn around the neck of sheep or goats and contain liquid packets of 1080 intended to kill canids should a neck bite occur.
Compound 1080 has also been intentionally used to poison rodents and rabbits and does not discriminate among its animal victims.