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Be A Voice For Bees – Stop Bayer and Monsanto Merging ! – Take Action Petition.

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Update 1/11/16.

 

 

Mark,

The SumOfUs community has known for a long time that bee-killing pesticides are decimating pollinator populations. And it turns out that agro-chemical giants Syngenta and Bayer knew it too — but kept it secret from the public.

That’s right. Thanks to Freedom of Information Act requests, previously unpublished field trials commissioned by the two neonic manufacturers have been released showing that two neonic pesticides seriously harm bee colonies in high concentrations.

The studies are particularly damning because they prove that neonics don’t just harm bees at the field level, but can harm the entire colony.

Both Bayer and Syngenta have long minimized the clear impact neonic pesticides have on beesand now we know they knew it all along.

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Tell Bayer and Syngenta to stop suppressing field data about bee-killing pesticides.

Just recently, Syngenta claimed that none of the field tests it commissioned found that the neonicotinoid thiamethoxam — the very chemical in this study — “damages the health of bee colonies.” Yet this newly uncovered study clearly suggests otherwise.

This isn’t the first time that key research into the effects of neonics on pollinators has been suppressed. Earlier this year, under pressure from Agro-Chemical corporations, the USDA was accused of silencing concerns from its own scientists that neonics were devastating bee populations.

This silence and suppression of science that could save the bees needs to end right now. Bayer and Syngenta need to prove to us they have nothing to hide with the safety of neonic pesticides. It shouldn’t take Freedom of Information requests to do that.

The big chemical companies can’t have it both ways — if the pesticides are as safe as they like to say they are, then it should be a no-brainer to release the field data. And if in fact there are deep concerns, the public deserves to know.

Enough suppressing field research. Demand that Syngenta and Bayer come clean about bee-killing neonics.

More than one third of the world’s supplies relies on pollinators. Here at SumOfUs we’ve been fighting tirelessly to make sure the destruction stops now, from supporting independent field research, to supporting the legal defense of scientists who’ve been muzzled, to showing up in person at Bayer’s doorstep. And last week, we helped raised vital funds to keep this campaign going. [a]

Together we’re stopping the world’s biggest companies in their tracks as they endanger the health of pollinators, our food supply, and our environment. Now, let’s make sure that Bayer and Syngenta can’t suppress science any longer.

 

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Sign the petition to Bayer and Syngenta: come clean about bee-killing neonics now.

Thanks for all that you do,
Paul, Rosa, Toni, and the rest of the SumOfUs team

 

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More information: 

Greenpeace Investigation Uncovers Studies Showing Pesticides Pose Serious Harm to Honeybees, EcoWatch, Sept 22, 2016
Pesticide manufacturers’ own tests reveal serious harm to honeybees, The Guardian, Sept 22, 2016

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The next few weeks are crucial to stop the nightmare merger between Bayer and Monsanto. We need to get our message to regulators right now.

Please call on EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager and Head of the antitrust Authority in the U.S. Department of Justice to stop this merger from hell.

Sign the petition

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Mark,

In just a few weeks Bayer and Monsanto are getting ready to file their

merger with antitrust authorities in Europe and the U.S..

If they succeed, we are facing a nightmare scenario: more bee-killing

neonics in our fields, more toxic glyphosate on our plates, and more

corporate control over our food supply. 

Regulators can still stop this merger, but they’re already getting

hammered by corporate lobbyists pressuring them to back off.

That’s why we need to move fast — antitrust regulators have a limited

amount of time to take action, and the clock is already ticking.

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Call on EU and US regulators to block the merger between Bayer and Monsanto and stop further concentration in the agrichemical sector.

With your help and the donations of thousands of generous SumOfUs

members around the world, we have already made great strides to stop

this merger from happening.

We hired some of the world’s top legal minds to prove that the merger is

a disaster, in violation of antitrust law and simply can’t go ahead.

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We’ve published the results as a legal white paper and you have tweeted

and emailed the European and US antitrust authorities in a massive public

outcry against this deal.

We made sure that everyone from the Financial Times to Bloomberg reported

on our white paper.

We’ve turned up at any public event Bayer and Monsanto are planning to

protest this merger. Hollywood star Mark Ruffalo even shared the campaign

with his followers.

But to convince the regulators to step in, it will take a massive grassroots

outcry right now.

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Call on the EU and U.S. antitrust authorities to block the merger now!

A Bayer-Monsanto merger is not inevitable.

We have seen again and again what happens when powerful corporations get

their way. The merger wave has led to banks deemed too big to fail and only 6

big big agrochemical corporations controlling almost everything we eat.

Farmers are being squeezed too, with higher prices and fewer choices.

It sounds grim — and it is — but we know we can stop this merger.

We did the impossible in 2014 when SumOfUs members helped stop Comcast

from acquiring Time Warner in an unprecedented takeover.

It was the Department of Justice that laid the finishing blow — but it was tens

of thousands of SumOfUs members and our allies us who made it happen.

Please call on the Department of Justice and the EU Commissioner for Competition to block this merger!

Thanks for all that you do,

Paul, Anne, Toni and the rest of the SumOfUs team

 

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USA: Pregnant Or Nursing Mums In High Kill Shelters.

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Pregnant or Nursing Moms in High Kill Shelters (US)

Burger King Constently Fails A Policy To Rectify Deforestation. Petition To Send.

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This handout image taken on November 19, 2007 shows an orangutan with an injection dart in his side - given to make him sleep before rangers relocate him to another place on Borneo island. In the middle of Borneo island, the struggle against the deforestation is lead by Yayasan Orangutan Indonesia (Yayorin) who convinces indigenous people not to sell their lands to palm oil companies, which is vital to the orangutan. At the end of 2008, more than 15,000 hectares of the community forest in Central Kalimantan have been sold for palm oil plantations threatening the livelihood of 2,500 people. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE GETTY OUT AFP PHOTO/HO/CENTER FOR ORANGUTAN PROTECTION (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

This handout image taken on November 19, 2007 shows an orangutan with an injection dart in his side – given to make him sleep before rangers relocate him to another place on Borneo island. In the middle of Borneo island, the struggle against the deforestation is lead by Yayasan Orangutan Indonesia (Yayorin) who convinces indigenous people not to sell their lands to palm oil companies, which is vital to the orangutan. At the end of 2008, more than 15,000 hectares of the community forest in Central Kalimantan have been sold for palm oil plantations threatening the livelihood of 2,500 people. (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

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Mark,

Orangutans, sloths, and jaguars — Burger King’s palm oil policy is putting endangered species at risk by failing to protect invaluable tropical forests.

Despite years of public outcry, Burger King has failed to commit to a deforestation policy that protects tropical forests. These forests are destroyed to plant more soy and palm that ends up in Burger King’s supply chain.

 

An excavator constructs a canal in recently cleared land in an oil palm concession owned by PT Andalan Sukses Makmur (PT ASMR) concession, a subsidiary of Bumitama Agro Ltd. The area is near Kumai Seberang village, next to Tanjung Puting National Park in Central Kalimantan.

Deforestation accounts for an incredible 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Competitors like McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Donuts have committed to eliminating deforestation from their supply chain. It’s not only unconscionable that Burger King’s parent company Restaurant Brands International has failed to do the same — it’s just bad business.

It’s high time RBI do the same to protect tropical rainforests and the amazing wildlife they are home to.

 

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Tell Burger King’s parent company RBI to adopt a No Deforestation policy across its massive global supply chains.

Last year, Burger King scored a woeful 10/100 on the Union for Concerned Scientists’ palm oil scorecard.

 

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Burger King promised to review its rainforest policy back in 2010, but has instead spent the last six years contributing to the destruction of tropical forests, adding to global warming emissions and decimating the habitats of already-threatened species.

There are fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers and 1,500 Borneo pygmy elephants left in the wild because of irresponsible palm oil policies. Their homes are being destroyed to make room for palm oil sold to major global brands like Burger King.

We know that when we come together, we have the power to shift even the biggest corporate players. Just last year, we pressured McDonald’s to commit to 100% sustainable palm oil by 2020. That’s why we’re now pressuring Burger King’s parent company RBI — which also owns Tim Hortons. We want RBI to know that consumers across the world are demanding it adopts a No Deforestation policy before it’s too late.

 

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Urge Burger King’s parent company RBI to implement a No Deforestation policy to protect tropical forests from further destruction.

Thanks for all that you do,
Hanna, Fatah, and the team at SumOfUs

 

 

 

An Unforgettable Story From Venus – ‘And Here Is My Family’ !

I want to thank Venus for sharing her wonderful experience with us all.

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Hi Mark,

That is the story with the fox, which I had promised you to send.

Best Regards

Venus

In the village where I live, in southern Germany in the middle of the Black Forest, I am surrounded by “wild” animals.

We have formed a group of four people, and we feed the wildlife. Above all, we want to save foxes, which are hunted most in Germany.

Two years ago, in the area where I was responsible, I always saw a fox at night. When I went up to the mountain she was there, I could see her eyes in the dark and when it was full moon, she herself too. She was waiting for me, she knew the time, animals have an inner clock.

In that evening I came home late. It was a polar night, – 15 C showed the thermometer and we had full moon. I quickly carried my boots, took the pot with the food and came out. Nothing moved, it was an absolute silence, the snow was ice under my feet and reflected everywhere a hard, white light.

I slowly came up the mountain. Just before I reached the accustomed place, I stopped! There were not only two eyes to be seen, there were 10 or maybe more. Except eyes, I could see nothing else. What was that? I wondered. A herd perhaps? I dared a few steps forward. And then, under the moonlight I could see that not only the fox was there, but her whole family.

She had brought her whole family this evening to introduce them to me. For a few minutes we all remained motionless, the little ones too. They were beautiful, incredibly beautiful. Perhaps the mother made the first night-expedition with them, which belongs to the training! Maybe she wanted to introduce me her whole family. No one dared to take the first step. I decided to take some steps backwards. I slowly emptied the pot of food on the snow and took the path back.

 

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A few weeks after this incident, the food in the forest remained untouched. It was clear, my fox was no more there. One of the men’s our teams said we must search the forest. Maybe he was shot, then we’d have to worry about the little ones. But we have not found a dead fox.

Today I still go up and still leave food there. One woman, neighbor of our small village told me that it is forbidden to feed wild animal and she will denounce me to the police.

I said she should do it. It is indeed forbidden, but this law have made some psychopaths who call themselves “hunters”, and have desire to kill.

I practice my law: “The measure of all things is the life, is not man” And my duty is to protect this life.

Venus

 

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USA: Florida Primate Dealer Cruelty Exposed.

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Dear Mark,

Primate Products, Inc. (PPI), a notorious Hendry County, Florida, primate dealer, imports, warehouses, and sells monkeys destined for experiments. PETA’s eyewitness investigation documented the abuse and neglect of monkeys at PPI, including Loretta.

Loretta plucked her own hair out, which is a sign of psychological distress that can be caused by inappropriate social groupings, social isolation, or rough handling.

Loretta plucked her own hair out, which is a sign of psychological distress that can be caused by inappropriate social groupings, social isolation, or rough handling.

Above – Loretta plucked her own hair out, which is a sign of extreme psychological distress.

She was kept caged for more than 22 weeks with the other stressed monkeys who attacked her.

 

Despite 23 reports to staff that Loretta had facial cuts and widespread hair loss, she was kept caged for more than 22 weeks with the other stressed monkeys who attacked her.

Despite 23 reports to staff that Loretta had facial cuts and widespread hair loss, she was kept caged for more than 22 weeks with the other stressed monkeys who attacked her.

The many monkeys at PPI need your help. Please act now and ask officials in Hendry County, Florida, to take action against PPI!

 

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Take action now at 

http://investigations.peta.org/pain-fear-death-primate-products/?utm_medium=Alert&utm_campaign=102916-VivMatch16-AA5-PPI&utm_source=PETA-E-mail&s_subsrc=102916-VivMatch16-AA5-PPI&autologin=true#action