Campaign Leader, Rushka Johnson, has been liaising with Builders Warehouse / Walmart management on behalf of many concerned South Africans but they refuse to heed the call to remove Roundup from their store shelves.
Please join us at this nation wide picket on 12 December 2015 in South Africa. We need to make our voices heard..
“Silence is Consent”
Join A picket in Your City. Join us.. Make change…
When: 12 December 2015
Where: Nationawide (see links below for further information)
The World Health Organisation has classified Glyphosate, (active ingredient in Roundup), as a Class 2a carcinogen. In layman’s terms, this means that the World Health Organisation agrees that Roundup probably causes Cancer.
Builders Warehouse has been given this information, but still chooses to keep this product on their shelves, which is a cause for great concern for South Africans. Although Glyphosate has been banned, restricted or removed from the shelves in several countries, Builders Warehouse is happy to sell it to ALL customers, including vulnerable minors who may not be aware of the dangers.
Many families are using it in their gardens around their children and pets without knowing the possible damage that it could be causing.
Over the next four days, please help by shouting about it on social media and asking people you know (and don’t know) to join their nearest picket.
Our family stores continue to sell it and advertise it with pride. Even minors without any parental supervision can buy it.
Builders Warehouse and Pick n Pay have been sent the evidence and choose to wash their hands of making any decisions, saying that because the DAFF say its fine then they will continue to stock and sell it.
Concerned citizens of South Africa and environmental groups will gather at various Builders Warehouse location points, across the country to demand that the household herbicide “Roundup” be removed from their outlets nationally.
Event Campaign page – find a picket in your city – https://www.facebook.com/events/509177492562686/
with love for our people and earth
see below links for further information on your area
If you live far out and cannot make the big picket, please don’t stay at home. You are welcome to gather yourself and 14 kids, friends, cousins and make your way to your nearest Builders Warehouse.. YOU DON”T NEED PERMISSION FORMS TO PICKET IF THERE ARE 15 or Less People there at a time… As long as you are on public property, keep the peace and respect your surroundings. It is of utmost importance that you take pics and load them onto this page during the day and soon after so that we can acknowledge your picket and add it to the other actions of the day. Use #RoundupOut when posting up.
Port Elizabeth https://www.facebook.com/