Why is Amazon selling bee-killing pesticides?
There’s a simple way that Amazon can help save the bees.
Amazon shouldn’t sell pesticides that decimate bee populations.
Currently, Amazon allows the sale of products containing neonicotinoids, a class of pesticides known to threaten bees. Neonicotinoids poison bees, damaging their nervous systems, causing memory loss, and making it harder for them to navigate and forage for food.1,2
Amazon can take bee-saving action by ending the sale of products containing neonicotinoids. Join us in urging Amazon to remove bee-killing pesticides from its virtual shelves.
Send a message to Amazon to save the bees.
Bees are dying off at an unsustainable rate. Take the American bumblebee, just one of thousands of bee species found around the world — it’s already nearly vanished from eight states.3
The loss of bees has consequences for our greater environment. Continuing hive collapse threatens the survival of plants and animals that rely on those plants as a food source — a pattern that disrupts entire ecosystems.
But Amazon can make a difference on this issue. As a massive online marketplace, Amazon can help save the bees by ending its sale of products containing bee-killing pesticides. This will also set a powerful example for others in the industry to follow.
But the company isn’t going to take action unless it sees an outpouring of public support for bees. That’s where you come in. By signing onto our petition, you can help build the necessary support to convince Amazon to take action to save the bees.
- Damian Carrington, “EU agrees total ban on bee-harming pesticides,” The Guardian, April 27, 2018.
- Matthew Rozsa, “Bee genocide may have been caused by insecticides that make bees unable to walk in a straight line,” Salon, August 18, 2022.
- Elizabeth Gamillo, “The American Bumblebee Has Nearly Vanished From Eight States,” Smithsonian Magazine, October 6, 2021.