Game over for the bees.

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Beekeepers are heading to court to save France’s historic ban on bee-killing pesticides.

Legal costs are spiralling -- so they’ve asked for your help.

Can you chip in CA$89 to save the bees?

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A,

France just made it legal for sugar beet farmers to douse their fields with Bayer’s and Syngenta’s bee-killing pesticides.

This law squashes one of your biggest ever victories: the historic total ban on neonics in France.

But you can still save the bees from Bayer’s and Syngenta’s pesticides -- if you act now.

A courageous group of beekeepers is heading to court to challenge this bee-killing new law. They don’t have long to build up their strong case -- the law goes into effect within weeks.

A, can you rush them a donation for their legal fees? Every bit extra we raise will help us fight Bayer’s and Syngenta’s... toxic pesticides across the world.

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The French neonics ban is the only law in the world that bans all neonic pesticides, which is precisely why the pesticide lobby is fighting tooth-and-nail to kill it. It sets a precedent for the rest of the world to follow as more and more people call on their governments to ban these toxic chemicals.

If these beekeepers lose this lawsuit, the neonics ban will be riddled with loopholes that will allow up to 81 tons of neonic pesticides to be sprayed in France until 2023, enough to kill billions of bees.

That's why your support is so crucial, A. Your donation will ensure the beekeepers have the legal expertise they need to beat this bee-killing law. Are you in?

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SumOfUs members like you have shown time and time again that you'll step up to protect the bees that are so vital to our food supplies and healthy ecosystems.

In 2016, it was unrelenting pressure from beekeepers, environmental NGOs, and champions like you that won a massive victory by banning all bee-killing neonics in France. You signed petitions, contacted elected officials, spoke out on Twitter, and chipped in to lock in this victory.

I know you can do it all again for the bees. Can you chip in to help these beekeepers beat Bayer’s and Syngenta’s pesticides?

With your support today, this steadfast group of beekeepers will have the funding they need to prevail in court and fund the vital campaigning needed to defeat this law.

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Thanks for all that you do,
Nabil and all the SumOfUs team


More information:

France approves three-year use of controversial pesticide. The Connexion. 11 December 2020. French MPs vote to reintroduce bee-killing insecticide to shore up sugar beet industry. RFI. 6 October 2020. France mulls reintroduction of neonicotinoids, faces backlash from NGOs and Germany. Euractiv. 3 September 2020. (In French) Oui, Ré-autoriser les néonicotinoïdes serait un recul majeur que la France ne doit et ne peut se permettre. UNAF. 15 October 2020.

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