EU: Protect our birds during olive harvest

0 have signed. Let’s get to 2,500!


Olives and olive oil are staples in many of our cuisines - and in our kitchens. But a report in The Independent (UK) reveals that millions of our songbirds are sucked into vacuum harvesting systems that are deployed at night - a time when the birds become confused by the bright lights deployed <https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/songbirds-death-toll-millions-mediterranean-olive-harvesting-winter-a8916471.html> Put a stop to this, the EU Council on Environment, the Governments of Andalusia (Spain), Portugal, Italy, and France. Protect our songbirds! Don't allow them to be counted in the million species that the recent IPBES report projects will soon be extinct. Pass the legislation required - quickly, before the next olive harvest season this autumn.