Saturday, 28 June 2014

A Petition To Stop Neonicotinoid Use In The UK

Hi All,

A quick one from me today to give you a link to a petition calling on David Cameron, the PM of the UK, NOT to overturn a ban on pesticide use that has been strongly linked to bee deaths.

The Govt are meeting this Tues to consider a plea from pesticide manufactures that they be allowed to use these pesticides on UK fields this year, and we really need to impress on the Govt of the UK that it just isn't safe to do this. There is plenty of scientific evidence that these pesticides are harming our pollinators- certainly enough to make their use questionable at best and down-right irresponsible at worst.

Please help if you can by clicking the link below which will take you to the e-petition.

CT :-)

https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/page/s/david-cameron-uphold-the-european-ban#petition 

 

16 comments:

  1. I signed this a few days ago. Well done for giving it more publicity CT!

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    1. At the very least the Govt need to recognise a vested interest when they see one and start looking honestly at the evidence. When will they realise that if the pollinators go, we won't be all that far behind them? It's not rocket science, is it? x

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    1. Thanks Stephanie. When I checked, the petition was gaining signatories rapidly- let's hope all our voices are listened to, honestly and properly.

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  3. Done it - under my real name for a change.

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  4. Definitely a very worthy cause and I hope that the decision is not changed. xx

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    1. Me too Amy. Doesn't bare thinking about xx

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  5. Had already signed this before we went away but well done on giving it publicity. What is it with this Government? :( Complete nightmare where our wildlife is concerned :(

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    1. Good news this week which you may have already heard- the Govt didn't support Syngenta's appeal so no spraying with neos will happen this summer. It's a start. Although Owen P supported syngenta (of course) :-(

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Thank you for leaving a comment. I always enjoy reading them and will try my best to reply to every one. CT x