The Fish and Wildlife Service is taking action, but Monsanto is still refusing to save Monarchs. Can you give them a call to keep the pressure on?
Last week the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced a $3 million plan to plant more milkweed and help rebuild the population of Monarch butterflies.1 But they're still not taking on the real cause of the Monarch's decline: overuse of toxic herbicides and pesticides -- especially Monsanto's Roundup brand.
We have just about two weeks until the end of the FWS comment period, and we're running out of time to get Monsanto to clean up their act, or get FWS to shut down the spraying of this toxic chemical. So far, Monsanto won't even admit that there's a connection between spraying of their products on millions of acres of farmland, and the rapid decline in Monarch Butterfly populations.2
Can you help us keep the pressure on Monsanto by making a phone call to their corporate headquarters today and asking them own-up to the damage their toxic products are doing to Monarchs?
Monarch populations rebounded slightly this year, which is good news. And it's great that FWS is willing to take action for the Monarchs: The Endangered Species Listing comment period proves they're open to doing more. But until they hold Monsanto accountable for their role in the decline of the butterflies, it's still not enough.3 That's why we need your help to keep the Monarchs in the sky instead of dead on the ground.
Thanks for speaking out,
Drew Hudson and the team at Environmental Action
1 - Kate Sheppard, Government Pledges $3 Million To Save Monarch Butterfly, Huffington Post, February 9, 2015
2 - Lydia Wheeler, Study links Monsanto herbicide to monarch decline, The Hill, February 05, 2015
3 - The Center for Food Safety, Monarchs in Peril, February 2015