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They're at it again. Bee killing to make money.
« on: March 28, 2017, 02:47:44 PM »



I received the e-mail shown below yesterday. They're at it again! They seem determined to wipe out our bees. I've posted a copy of the e-mail on here in the hope that everyone in the 'Shed' who read it will sign the petition. Please help - you only have to click your mouse.

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Dear Gwilym,

Our bees are in danger. Powerful lobbyists want to spread toxic pesticides that kill bees all over our fields this summer. [1] These pesticides are so deadly that there’s a ban on using them - so the lobbyists must convince the Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom to lift the ban.

Andrea Leadsom is fairly new to the job - and this is the first time she’s had the fate of our bees in her hands. But so far, the only people she’s heard from are lobbyists. Together, we can change that. A huge petition, delivered straight to her, would prove that the public expect her to protect our bees - and keep the ban in place.   

Please can you sign the petition right now and demand that the ban on bee-killing pesticides stays in place? It takes less than a minute to add your name:
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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 the pesticides, called neonicotinoids, are lethal - and they scramble their memories, and damage their navigation leaving them lost and confused. [2]

Together, we have a record to be proud of when it comes to protecting our bees. When the same lobbyists tried to get toxic pesticides on our fields last year, hundreds of thousands of us signed a huge petition, emailed our MPs and chipped in for research that proved the pesticides are lethal. And we kept the ban in place. [3]

One of us alone against lobbyists and chemical companies can’t do much - but together we’re powerful, and our victory last year proves it. So, Gwilym, will you sign the petition now and tell Andrea Leadsom: I’m standing up for Britain’s bees, will you join me?

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Thanks for being involved,

Megan, Trish, Charlotte, Gwen & the 38 Degrees team



NOTES:
[1] Farmers Weekly: NFU applies to use neonics on 11% of oilseed rape crop:
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[2] The Guardian: Europe should expand bee-harming pesticide ban, says campaigners:
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[3] 38 Degrees: Bees - 1, Pesticide companies - 0:
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Re: They're at it again. Bee killing to make money.
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 09:55:45 AM »

hi ya, tried the link but it just said are signing in as BG, they are asking for money and that always makes me suspicious, it's like the charities they won't leave you alone. I have also heard that some of the top charity people pay themselves good money. Still I would sign this one.
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Re: They're at it again. Bee killing to make money.
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2017, 10:15:50 AM »

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hi ya, tried the link but it just said are signing in as BG, they are asking for money and that always makes me suspicious, it's like the charities they won't leave you alone. I have also heard that some of the top charity people pay themselves good money. Still I would sign this one.

When you click on the link to sign the petition it comes up as me because it was to me that the original e-mail was sent, however it also says "Not you? Click here" meaning if you are not me signing you need to click on 'here' to sign the petition as yourself.

38 Degrees is a genuine campaign group. They do ask for a donation - but it's not a mandatory requirement. The only way organisations like this can pay for the work they do is by donations. I can tell you from experience running a website like theirs and carrying out the work they do is not cheap, and the staff are volunteers.

I agree with your comment when it comes to charities, especially the bigger ones, it's often a business more than a charity and too much money is paid in admin salaries, rather than going towards the good work. I don't think you'll find that 38 degrees falls into that category lottieguy.
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