sodium fluoroacetate

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sodium fluoroacetate

[′sōd·ē·əm ‚flu̇r·ō′as·ə‚tāt]
(organic chemistry)
C2H2FO2Na A white powder, hygroscopic and nonvolatile; decomposes at 200°C; very soluble in water; used as a repellent for rodents and predatory animals.
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Admittedly, the organization was somewhat lucky in being able to act that rapidly, because the relevant experts had already been scheduled to attend a meeting that could be repurposed to address compound 1080.
There has been no decisive legislation to stop predator control efforts, but a bill introduced into the House by California Republican John Campbell III calls for amending the Toxic Substances Control Act to prohibit the use of Compound 1080 and sodium cyanide for predator control.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is particularly concerned about the use of a poison, Compound 1080, to kill animals that feed on young saplings in the plantations.