Urge Amazon to Discontinue the Sale of Bee-Killing Poisons

Target: Amazon.com and its employees

Goal: Urge Amazon to stop selling neonicotinoid-based insecticides

A popular series of garden pesticides – sold through Amazon.com and other retailers in both the U.S. and Europe – are responsible for the deaths of over 10 million bee colonies worldwide. Called neonicotinoid-based insecticides, they have also killed billions of butterflies, ladybirds, hoverflies and earthworms, the last of which serves as a primary food source for many kinds of birds.

These insecticides, which include Bayer’s Provado, Ultimate Bug Killer, Vine Weevil Killer, Lawn Grub Treatment, Tree and Shrub ‘Protector’, and Rose Care Insecticide, are doing far more harm than good for the environment. Many garden centers and supply stores in Europe such as Wickes, Homebase, and Wyevale, have already discontinued neonics products but, sadly, Amazon.com is still selling millions of liters of neonicotinoid-based insecticides every day.

Bees and other insects that are affected by these pesticides help bring much-needed balance to our ecosystem and our environment. Urge Amazon to discontinue the sale of such harmful products by signing this petition letter.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Amazon.com employees,

I urge you to discontinue the sale of neonicotinoid-based insecticides on your site as they are doing far more harm than good to our environment. These pesticides, while helping to keep invasive and harmful insects at bay, are also responsible for the deaths of billions upon billions of bees, butterflies, and earthworms, which also means many bird species are finding it harder and harder to find food to feed themselves and their young.

There are many less-harmful alternatives to using these dangerous products and several other major garden supply retailers have already discontinued the sale of these neonicotinoid-based poisons. By signing this petition letter, I am personally asking you to consider the impact these products are having on our ecosystem and to stop selling them in response to that impact.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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