Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides from Home Improvement Chain

Target: Home Depot CEO Frank Blake

Goal: Urge Home Depot to remove all bee-killing pesticides from its stores

Home Depot is one of the largest retailers of neonicotinoid pesticides, which are killing bees at an alarming rate. Not only are these deaths cruel and unnecessary, but they also threaten our food supply. Bees play an essential role in pollinating the plants which produce much of our food. We must encourage Home Depot to eliminate these dangerous pesticides from its stores.

In conjunction with a recent CREDO campaign, Oregon Sustainable Beekeepers representative Philip Smith states, “Last winter, over a third of all honey bee colonies in the United States died.” Smith believes that neonicotinoid pesticides are much to blame for the drastic decrease in the bee population. He continues, “A growing body of research shows that there are devastating consequences for bees from the use of these pesticides, the most dangerous of which is an increased susceptibility to deadly parasites and viruses.”

Besides unnecessarily killing bees, neonicotinoid pesticides also subject insects to agonizing deaths. According to Beyond Pesticides, neonicotinoid pesticides “affect the central nervous system of insects, resulting in paralysis and death.”

We must urge Home Depot to ban neonicotinoid pesticides from its stores nationwide.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Home Depot CEO Frank Blake,

Neonicotinoid pesticides, which are widely sold at Home Depot stores nationwide, are killing bees at an alarming rate. Not only are these deaths cruel and unnecessary, but they also threaten our food supply. Bees play an essential role in pollinating the plants which produce much of our food.

According to Oregon Sustainable Beekeepers representative Philip Smith, the United States lost over one third of the honey bee population in 2012. He believes that neonicotinoid pesticides are much to blame for the drastic decrease in the bee population.

Besides unnecessarily killing bees, neonicotinoid pesticides also subject insects to inhumane treatment by paralyzing them before they ultimately die.

I am asking you to immediately remove neonicotinoid pesticides from all Home Depot outlets.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Ricks via Wikimedia Commons

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