Petition Ban the sale of all non-organic pesticides to the general public
Many non-organic pesticides can currently be sold to anyone in the UK without any checks or training. They should be banned from sale, online and in person, to the general public.
41% of insects around the world are threatened with extinction, including due to use of pesticides, alongside habitat destruction and climate change (Wildlife Trusts). We've seen a 68% decrease in population sizes of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish between 1970 - 2016 (The Living Planet Report 2020). There is a wealth of experience that shows you can home garden successfully without non-organic pesticides, yet these kill billions of insects each year, which also contributes to the deaths of birds, mammals and other life that need them.
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