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To: Southampton City Council

Save Southampton Bees

Save Southampton Bees

Ban the use of gylphosate a toxic weedkiller in Southampton city parks and premises.

Why is this important?

Glyphosate has according to recent studies been linked to the death of bees. It weakens their gut bacteria making them more susceptible to disease leading to a higher bee mortality rate. A weedkiller containing glyphosate has also been found be a jury in Los Angeles to have been a substantial factor in a man getting cancer. Globally there are more honey bees than any other pollinating insects. They are vital to pollinate the food that we eat to surivive.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/roundup-weed-killer-cancer-bayer-ag-edwin-hardeman-a8830861.html

https://www.newsweek.com/bee-death-scientists-warn-common-weed-killer-harming-honey-bees-1137103

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Reasons for signing

  • Bees are so important to our Eco System, we should do all we can to increase their numbers.
  • It's imperative to save our bees!
  • Bees are so beneficial to us, why would we want to harm them, BAN GLYPHOSATE EVERYWHERE!!!

Updates

2019-07-23 16:04:14 +0100

500 signatures reached

2019-06-06 16:16:29 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-06-05 22:20:55 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-06-04 21:13:53 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-06-04 18:24:53 +0100

10 signatures reached