Rep. Ed Perlmutter

Democrat  •  7th District, Colorado  •  4th Term  •  Sworn In 2007
Current Term 2013 - 2015 View All

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  • teagoddess 03/03/2008 6:10pm

    I need your help to END the use of two poisons that seriously threaten people, pets and our wildlife.

    In 2006, sodium cyanide and sodium fluoroacetate (commonly called Compound 1080) killed an average of 1.6 animals every hour. These poisons are considered to be some of the deadliest toxins known to humanity. Yet, Wildlife Services, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), uses these two poisons to kill coyotes and other predators.

    Will you help me end the use (and misuse) of these two poisons by urging the Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate sodium cyanide and sodium fluoroacetate?

    Take action online at:

    http://action.defenders.org/wildlifepoison

    These poisons don’t just threaten their intended targets. They often times poison any threatened or endangered species,
    people or domestic pets that happen to come into contact with them.

    Sodium cyanide is used in M-44s, which kill more than 10,000 animals each year, including domesticated dogs and a whole host of other “non-target” species, such as rare kit foxes, ringtails [http://en.wikipediaorg/wiki/Ring-tailed_Cat], javelinas [http://www.azgfd.gov/w_c/urban_javelina.shtml], and swift foxes.

    M-44s have also killed California condors and wolves.

    Compound 1080 can be deployed in poison collars placed on sheep and goats. It is highly toxic to birds and mammals and has been used to illegally kill wolves. Carcasses with Compound 1080 must be handled as hazardous waste. If ingested, they can kill wolves and other animals. Compound 1080 is classified as a chemical weapon in several countries.

    The continued availability of these poisons, pose a great threat to people, pets and even homeland security.
    Government reports have concluded that Wildlife Services has been “unable to account for stockpiles of the toxins”, which leaves the hazardous materials vulnerable to undetected theft and certainly unauthorized use.

    There are effective alternatives to these poisons, including a wide range of proactive, nonlethal methods such as fencing, guard animals, fladry lines, non-lethal ammunition and improved animal husbandry. For the safety of our people, our pets and our wildlife, will you take a few moments to help end the use of sodium cyanide and Compound 1080?

    We only have until noon on Wednesday March 5th to submit our comments to the Environmental Protection Agency, so please take action today at:

    http://action.defenders.org/wildlifepoison

    Thanks for taking the time to help!

    Sincerely,
    Monica Koziol
    [Just thought you’d want to know]

    SOME BACKGROUND and light reading:
    http://www.epa.gov/IRIS/subst/0469.htm

    http://yarchive.net/med/fluoroacetate.html

    http://feww.wordpress.com/2008/02/10/whos-afraid/

    http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-h4775/show

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  • Anonymous 03/07/2008 4:52am

    Thank you for strongly supporting the dignity of human life. I wish to especially thank you for the steps you have taken to protect the unborn, which have included reinstating the Mexico City Policy, vetoing a bill that would have required U.S. taxpayers to fund research that kills human embryos, and supporting pro-life legislation such as the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act. We must continue to have strong leaders that will continue to protect the unborn. I resent any of my hard earned tax money supporting the Planned Parenthood’s agenda to kill as many children as possible.

    I am especially grateful to you now for sending Congress a letter vowing to veto any legislation that undermines pro-life policies. Your leadership deeply encourages the growing pro-life community.

    What has happened to the government that is supposed to be “by the people and for the people?” Why does congress feel they have the right to dictate what business owners must do—like covering health issues of employees that elect to cross dress, or who need therapy because of their extreme sexual lifestyle. Why should we be forced to pay for their choices that many of us do not support? I am so against the government trying to run everything in our lives.

    I don’t want any of my tax dollars supporting same sex marriages. God will not continue to bless America if we continue down the immoral path that the ACLU, the Planned Parenthood and even the laws that our government are passing.

    Please continue to veto anything that is against God’s laws.

    Thank you,

    Dee Williamson

    I resent that our government is making laws that are taking us back to why our forefathers endured hardships to come to America—their governments were passing laws dictating how they were to worship God and when they didn’t go along with the laws they were killed or put into prison. Now that is happening here—the very fact that we can’t display a nativity scene or sing songs mentioning God, or we can’t display crosses, etc. Our forefathers must be turning over in their graves to see where we are heading. If I am a business owner and don’t want to sell “after sex pills”, or I won’t hire a child molester, or I won’t pay medical expenses for immoral sex choices, I should be protected by my government to allow me freedom to believe in what I stand for.

  • jodamur 06/18/2009 7:56am

    HR-1207 is to AUDIT THE FEDERAL RESERVE HR 1349 puts the FEDEREAL RESERVE IN CHARGE OF THE AUDIT PROCESS. THIS IS CRIMINAL and eliminates TRANSPARENCY COMPLETELY. IF THE IRS AUDITS ME ARE THEY GOING TO LET ME DO THE AUDIT? Perlmutter sponsored HR 1349 and cosponsored HR 1207.
    This is a major conflict of interest. THE PEOPLE need to see you for what you are Mr. Permutter and that is poor representation of the people of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA.

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  • invient 01/07/2011 8:56am

    Legalize Hemp… Set up a Portugal-like drug policy… get us out of the wars and turn soldiers into regulators after training… Stop the tax cuts for the rich… estate tax should be 75% for estate over 1 million and 0 otherwise… implement Cap and Trade… implement FDR’s second bill of rights…


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