Encourage Strong Regulattion of commercial trade in bumblebees

  • by: SUE LEE
  • recipient: USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Please sign and share this petition in an effort to regulate the commercial trade on bumblebees.

If we are not careful, the bumblebee will become extinct, which would be tragic since we need them to pollinate native plants worldwide.  Why is the United States Government not protecting honey and bumblebees.  Activists are taking steps in encouraging the regulation of commercial trades in bumblebees.

A practice of shipping boxes of bumblebees around the country is designed to pollinate greenhouse-grown crops, which turns out to be a health hazard.  Such a practice transmits parasites and deadly disease to wild populations.  Aggressive Eastern bumblebees that are released in Western states is detrimental to other bumblebee varieties.  This has been an ongoing problem and there is still a concern regarding the regulations of commercial trade in bumblebees.

This urgent issue seems to be due to the decline of pathogens from bee pollinators in the commercial bee industry, resulting in dramatic declines the bumblebee pollination.  The past two decades of the practice in pollinating greenhouse crops like tomatoes continued to spread disease these North American commercial bees.  Such practices and further studies show that many of these bumblebee beehives continue to harbor diseases.

Without proper regulation and use of pesticides to rid other parasites, many bumblebee species were also eradicated.  We need to protect and save the western bumblebee, rusty patched bumblebee, yellow-banded bumblebee, and American bumblebee.  Please sign and share this petition in an effort to regulate the commercial trade on bumblebees.

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service – You need to proceed with regulations for the commercial trade on bumblebees in order to protect and save the environment.  Without these creatures, the environment will be in peril.  Bumblebees are necessary for the pollination and healthy growth of all of nature’s plants, flowers and crops.  It is important that you implement and regulate laws in protecting the commercial trade of bumblebees.

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