Save Bees From Highly Toxic Pesticides

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Target: President Obama
Goal: Save bees from toxic bee-killing pesticides.

Bee populations are plummeting. And scientists are pointing to toxic bee-killing pesticides known as neonicotinoids as a cause.

We’re fighting in court and partnering with other groups to demand action now to save bees, but we need your help.

Join us and 4 million Americans to tell President Obama to suspend the use of toxic bee-killing pesticides now!

These pesticides make the whole plant poisonous to insects, including the nectar and pollen, which bees eat. At miniscule doses the pesticides can kill bees outright, but even at doses that may not kill immediately, they impair bees’ ability to breed, forage, fight disease, and survive the winter.

Nearly one-third of our crops—including many vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds—depend on bees for pollination.

We cannot delay action any longer.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Obama,

I am writing to urge you to ban neonicotinoids and save bees now!

Bees are facing many challenges, including habitat loss, pathogens, and pesticide exposure. A mounting body of scientific evidence points to one class of systemic insecticides–neonicotinoids–as a key factor in bee declines.

A new meta-analysis of 800 peer-reviewed studies, released by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Task Force on Systemic Pesticides–an international group of independent scientists–is calling for action to restrict the use of neonics.

This class of insecticides can kill bees outright, and even at sublethal doses can impair bees’ brain function and suppress their immune systems– making them more susceptible to diseases, pests, and other stressors.

This problem is urgent. Beekeepers report continuing unsustainable losses, and many have gone out of business. The EPA’s plan to complete its review of neonicotinoids by 2016 to 2019 is not an acceptable timetable for beekeepers or for our food security.

As the new interagency Pollinator Health Task Force finalizes strategies to best safeguard bee populations, we urge you to listen to the growing body of science that tells us we need to ban this class of pesticides. Neonicontinoids are a key part of the problem and need to be tackled head-on.

Sincerely,
[Your Name Here]

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47 Comments

  1. I tell you what Sandra keep planting for butterflies & bees don’t let one a_:s spoil your day or mood. Can you just ignore him?

  2. Angela Rabon says:

    Here in South Carolina, we had people spraying for Mosquitos. Unfortunately, they killed much more than they bargained for. At just one farm, 46 hives were destroyed with a total loss of 2.5 million bees!! Hive after hive has been destroyed in this state!! I am appalled!! I know people are afraid of Zika Virus but we cannot live without bees!!! The bees were found dead the morning after the spraying took place the night before. Kristina Litzenberger started a Change.org petition titled ‘Save Humanity and Save the Bees’. They really need all the signatures they can get.

  3. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared. 😠

  4. A TRUE no-brainer! — Eliminate, abolish pesticides permanently.

  5. We keep bees in our houses and we try to provide most friendly atmosphere for them.But USA companies produce so many toxic pesticides which kill bees and other insects.USA government must stop this

  6. ALL OF THAT  INHUMANE  MUD AND RESPONSIBLE  CRIMINAL NONPERSONS  ARE ONLY SENSELESS FOR ALL OTHER TERRESTRIALS – FEED THEM  TO ALLIGATORS !
     
    DEMAND ALL COUNTERACTING PERSONS TO  START     TO     P A Y     R E P A R A T I O N    TO     FUTURE    GENERATIONS, ALL OF THESE GREED AND IGNORANT SCUM!
     

    • To me animals are the best, while there are some good people a lot of people are selfish and greedy and only think of themselves and money- shame thy name be Human!!! Poor Bees and Butterfly’s please let’s try and save them?

  7. Heather Brophy says:

    Here we go again, NO BEES, NO FOOD, GOT IT?

  8. 89 million Bees have been killed in Europe thanks to the greed and stupidity of the mega corps, do you want that as your legacy Mr. President, the man who killed the Bees?
    Oh and whilst you’re at it have a word with the Nazi who resides in number 10 Downing Street London England SW1 please as the Mad Old Bitch is hell bent on a similar path as she and her fellow Nazi Ministers have just sold our Bees to Monsanto/Bayer for a shed load of money that goes straight into their Nazi pockets!

  9. Nature treats back now 💪
    Take responsibility for your Being on Earth 💪
    Live your hell 👹 now
    Higher Justice works now 💪

  10. For the sake of a few dying of Zika virus….you will end up killing the whole planet if you kill the bees and nature and there goes all the food….it’s a no brainer….stop spraying pesticides!!!!! Stop killing nature!!!!!!

  11. We need the bees! Let’s stop poisoning our environment n food supply!

  12. Demelza law says:

    Save the bees

  13. We need for survival fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables need bees for survival. We need bees to survive .Other countries have outlaw alot of these pesticides.
    Why hasn’t the USA? NO BEES NO HUMANS!!!

  14. AND ON IT GOES!!! MAN`S MISSION TO DESTROY US!!FROM OBAMA TO BEES!!

  15. Phyllis Sanfiorenzo says:

    Without Bees we are in deep doodo.

  16. Martha Wardrop says:

    We all eat food, including the idiots who are poisoning the bees, and we need to stop this before there is nothing left for anyone to eat

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