Apr 29th, 2013
Victory! Bee-killer pesticides banned in Europe
By [email protected]
Great news! The votes are in. Bee-killer pesticides are going to be suspended across Europe for the next two years. Bees can breathe a sigh of relief.
Sadly our environment minister, Owen Paterson, voted against the ban. But enough other countries voted in favour and the vote was won.
38 Degrees members have been working hard to protect our bees. Here are some of the highlights:
– Over 300,000 of us signed the petition to ban these pesticides
– Over 40,000 of us emailed our MPs
- In the environment minister’s constituency, in North Shropshire, over 50 local 38 Degrees members came face to face with him to deliver the petition and demand he changed his mind.
– Hundreds of 38 Degrees members joined up with a host of other campaign organisations to hold a ‘March of the Beekeepers’ in Parliament square.
Thank you for being part of all this.
Today was a good day for bees.