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Make the use of Bee killing pesticides in the UK illegal.

Submitted on Saturday 9th January 2021

Rejected on Monday 11th January 2021

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

Make the use of Bee killing pesticides in the UK illegal.

Petition Details

A bee-killing poisonous pesticide that it is banned for use in the EU has now been permitted by the UK government to be used by farmers in England. Environment secretary George Eustice has agreed for the pesticide containing the neonicotinoid thiamethoxam to be used to protect sugar beat yields.

Additional Information

The decision to allow farmers to use this pesticide must be reversed as a matter of urgency to protect fragile biodiversity in the UK. The government should be doing everything in its power to protect bees as a result of the biodiversity crisis which states that half the planets insects have disappeared. We are in the midst of a climate emergency and the use of this pesticide will make all efforts to protect wildlife so far futile. Protecting Bees guarantees the future of our planet.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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