Make a call for the monarchs!
Thanks for agreeing to make a call to save the Monarch butterfly. Below are some talking points, and a short survey you can fill out to tell us how the call went.
Call (314) 694-1000
Ask to leave a message for Hugh Grant, Monsanto Chairman and CEO
- Monarch butterflies migrate up to 3,000 miles from Canada to Mexico, traversing most of the middle of the US, each year
- While migrating, monarchs eat local Milkweed almost exclusively. It’s the only plant they’ll lay their eggs on and even small changes in the species of milkweed can kill them.
- Monarch populations have declined 90% since the 1990s,
- Research shows that the overwhelming concern is U.S. farms’ large-scale use of herbicides that destroy milkweed.
- The main culprit is a pesticide originally called Roundup and made by the Monsanto corporation.
- Last week the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced a $3 Million plan to plant more milkweed and help rebuild the population of Monarch butterflies. So far Monsanto has not offered to help by donating money, planting milkweed or reducing sales of it’s Roundup ready products.