Help Save Monarchs from Toxic Herbicides

The number of monarch butterflies has declined by more than 80% in the last 20 years. In fact, a survey just revealed that while approximately 1 billion monarchs made the journey to their winter habitat 20 years ago, less than 100 million did this past year.

The main culprit? Big Ag's use of the toxic herbicide glyphosate—commonly known as the potent weed killer Roundup—is killing off native milkweed plants that monarchs need to survive. Milkweed is the only food source for monarch caterpillars. So no milkweed means no monarchs.

Urge Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to adopt tough restrictions on the toxic herbicides imperiling monarchs immediately.

The number of monarch butterflies has declined by more than 80% in the last 20 years.

Demand that Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler adopt tough restrictions on the toxic herbicides imperiling monarchs immediately.

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