Clean Up England’s Polluted Rivers

Target: Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Goal: Clean up and stop mass pollution of English rivers.

England’s rivers are overloaded with neonicotinoids, putting human and wildlife populations alike at risk. Tests have shown nearly lethal levels of the chemicals, which were banned from use on flowering plants years ago but are still permitted for use in greenhouses and as a flea treatment for pets; their use has led to the decline of many aquatic wildlife populations.

Such chemicals should not be permitted for use at all. They have contaminated 90 percent of England’s rivers and done grievous harm to many species of aquatic wildlife already. Humans and the many land-based species who use and drink this water supply could become dangerously ill or suffer other health consequences should the problem get worse, and plant life could be in danger as well. These rivers may sustain permanent damage if they remain as they are.

These toxic chemicals could deplete all wildlife of the areas in which they are used within the span of a few short years if a full, permanent ban is not enforced. Sign this petition to demand the clean-up of the rivers and a complete ban on neonicotinoids.


Dear Prime Minister May,

England’s rivers are suffering from near-lethal levels of pollution caused by neonicotinoids, chemicals banned from use on flowering plants but still permitted in greenhouses and as a flea treatment for pets. This contamination has brought about the decline of many species of aquatic wildlife and is putting other animals, in addition to humans and plant life, at risk.

You must enforce a complete ban on the use of neonicotinoids. These chemicals could permanently damage the rivers if their use continues, and clean water is vital to the survival of all living things. Aquatic wildlife affected by the chemicals could disappear within a few short years, and other animals and people will become dangerously ill. Do not permit the continued use of these toxic chemicals for any purpose, and call for a clean-up of the rivers before the damage to them becomes irreversible.


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One Comment

  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    we cannot swim in polluted rivers cause of disease. clean up rivers, oceans, lakes, and the lands.

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