Big corporations have driven a rare bumblebee to the brink of extinction.
Globally, 95% of rusty-patched bumblebees are dead. Corporations systematically killed them through decades of pesticides, herbicides and commercially-created diseases.
But there' still hope to save this precious pollinator: The US Fish and Wildlife Service is considering granting this bumblebee endangered species protection right now. The protection will provide urgent and vital protections to bring the bumblebee back to life.
The government has already backed out of protecting this bumblebee before. And right now, the government is running a public consultation that closes in a few weeks. That means we have just a few weeks to make sure it finally protects the rusty-patched bumblebee. Let's show it how many of us back this crucial, bee-saving plan.
Don't let big business exterminate the rusty-patched bumblebee. Add your public comment to the US Fish and Wildlife Agency now: protect the rusty-patched bumblebee!
It's not only this special wild bee at risk. Bee species like this pollinate food for countless other species, and key crops that all of us rely on. That's worth billions of dollars. Losing this bumblebee would be a huge tragedy, and have disastrous environmental and economic consequences.
The rusty-patched bumblebee could be the first bee to get federal species protections in the US in history, ever. That victory alone would send a huge signal to big companies that assume they can get away with killing the bees.
SumOfUs members have a great track record of protecting our bees from greedy corporates. 1.4 million of us around the world took on Bayer when it tried get vital protections repealed so it could keep making money from killing bees. Together, we made sure it didn't succeed.
The wildlife agency only considered granting these protections against killer corporations because other community groups lobbied for years. Now it's so close to doing the right thing. People power has got us this far. Let’s push the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service into taking this one last step to save this truly special wild bee.
US Fish and Wildlife Service: make sure this unique species isn't killed off by corporations.