One Brit MEP is trying to stop the ban on dangerous pesticides! Mail your MEP Now!

21 June 2017 — 38 Degrees

A single British politician is trying to stop plans to ban bee-killing pesticides from our fields for good. [1,2]

In just 24 hours, some British MEPs – politicians on a powerful European committee – will be asked to reverse plans to permanently ban these dangerous pesticides. [2] But there are hundreds of thousands of us reading this email. Together we can make sure politicians reject this last ditch effort to let bee killing pesticides on our fields.

If we flood their inboxes right now, demanding they stick with plans that will help save bees, they’ll know they can’t ignore us. Let’s show that the future of the bees is too important to be derailed at the last minute.

So will you email your politicians in Europe and ask them to vote to keep plans to ban bee-killing pesticides on track? It only takes a minute:

EMAIL MEPS

Bees pollinate three-quarters of the world’s crops – apples, strawberries, onions, carrots and many many more of our fruit and veg. We wouldn’t last long without them. But these pesticides, called neonicotinoids, are lethal – damaging bees’ brains and their ability to navigate. [3]

We may be leaving the European Union, but the government plan to ‘carry over’ over most of Europe’s laws – so a ban on bee killing pesticides in the EU will still keep Britain’s bees safe. [4]

Hundred of thousands of us have come together to protect our bees before, and won. Just a few months ago we made sure Britain kept to the temporary ban on bee-killing pesticides. [5] Now we can use people-power once again to stop a single politician putting the fate of our bees at risk.

Will you take a moment to email the politicians voting tomorrow and show that the future of our bees is too important to be derailed at the last minute?

EMAIL MEPS

Thanks for being involved,

Cathy, Stewart, Charlotte and the 38 Degrees team

NOTES
[1] The Guardian: Europe poised for total ban on bee-harming pesticides:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/23/europe-poised-for-total-ban-on-bee-harming-pesticides
[2] European Parliament, Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety: Draft motion for a resolution:
http://www.emeeting.europarl.europa.eu/committees/download.do?docUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.europarl.europa.eu%2Fmeetdocs%2F2014_2019%2Fplmrep%2FCOMMITTEES%2FENVI%2FDV%2F2017%2F06-21%2F1127408EN.pdf
[3] See note 1
[4] The Guardian: Europe should expand bee-harming pesticide ban, says campaigners:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/12/europe-should-expand-bee-harming-pesticide-ban-say-campaigners
[5] Details on the Great Repeal Bill can be seen here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39266723
[6] 38 Degrees: Breaking: Bee-killing pesticides will be kept off our fields this summer!:
https://home.38degrees.org.uk/2017/04/28/breaking-bee-killing-pesticides-will-kept-off-fields-summer/