This is of utter importance, I HOPE everyone of my followers KNOW the consequences of bees going extinct. (Edit because of my mistake, sorry:) The bee is the main pollinator to crops and plants on our planet, and without them, it wouldn’t take very long until we lost major portions of our vegetation today, because they would die out. Without them, we would basically doom our world to end. It’s a very simple fact. Please help and sign the petition.
I know some of you might scoff at this and go “so what, I hate bees” or “I’m deathly allergic”. Well, my mother and brother are both severely allergic to bees, and guess what? My father is a bee-farmer. They still get by splendidly and help out with the work. As long as you’re careful, there is no problem with bees. The fact remains, if we didn’t have bees, we wouldn’t have vegetables or greens or any plants. And with no plants, animals can’t survive, and in the end, we will sit here, with no ways of sustaining life.
I don’t care how silly I sound, this is very important to me.
Quietly, globally, billions of bees are dying, threatening our crops and food. But in 48 hours the European Union could move to ban the most poisonous pesticides, and pave the way to a global ban that would save bees from extinction.
Four EU countries have begun banning these poisons, and some bee populations are already recovering. Days ago the official European food safety watchdog stated for the first time that certain pesticides are fatally harming bees. Now legal experts and European politicians are calling for an immediate ban. But, Bayer and other giant pesticide producers are lobbying hard to keep them on the market. If we build a huge swarm of public outrage now, we can push the European Commission to put our health and our environment before the profit of a few.
We know our voices count! Last year, our 1.2 million strong petition forced US authorities to open a formal consultation on pesticides — now if we reach 2 million, we can persuade the EU to get rid of these crazy poisons and pave the way for a ban worldwide. Sign the urgent petition and share this with everyone — Avaaz and leading MEPs will deliver our message ahead of this week’s key meeting in Brussels.
There are two major inaccuracies in the opening of this; first, the phrase “insects or animals” should always be avoided, because it reinforces the misconception that insects somehow aren’t animals, or are “lesser” animals, when they should if anything be considered the first and foremost definition of “animal.”
Second, there are in fact millions of other animals that pollinate flowers, Nearly all insect groups are taken advantage of by at least one plant as a pollinator. Flies are especially almost as major as bees, though bees certainly are the most important pollinators to humankind.
The rest of this is true, and in fact, this is even more important than it sounds.
Pesticides are some of most needlessly destructive things we have ever invented. For every single “pest” they kill, thousands of more harmless or even beneficial creatures die and many more than that are weakened. The poisons cycle through the soil, the water and the air even reaching sensitive species on the opposite side of the globe - even the beautiful and exotic life of the deepest oceans. They collapse entire ecosystems that would otherwise thrive and adapt on their own - “pests” and all - and are, in the long run, less effective at their intended purpose than natural, biological control methods.
Pesticides are kept in usage by powerful lobbyists and propaganda. There is virtually no need for most of them anymore, and many should have been banned long ago.
This petition reached its minimum target goal, but needs a couple hundred thousand more signatures to really get noticed.
I don’t know if it will help at all, but it’s the least you can do if you care about insects, or in fact, life in general.
If any of you see this post please sign the petition and reblog this to others,your followers friends family etc.., the more people who sign it the better .