In December, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) introduced a bill in the house which would ?prohibit the manufacture, processing, possession or distribution? of Compound 1080.
Tull Chemical is the only manufacturer of Compound 1080 in the United States, a chemical used in livestock protection collars. According to the company, the amount of 1080 used in this country remains less than one pound per year as compared to over two tons per year in Australia alone.
Ten states allow authorized use of the livestock protection collar. Those states are: Texas, South Dakota, Montana, New Mexico, Virginia, West Virginia, Utah, Ohio, Wyoming and just recently Pennsylvania.
The collar is becoming an increasingly important means in areas where urbanization restricts most other tools.