Upon learning of the destruction of a French apiarist’s honeybees due to indiscriminate spraying of new post World War ll chemical insecticides, Dr. Albert Schweitzer wrote to a bee keeper:
“I am aware of some of the tragic repercussions of the chemical fight against insects taking place in France and elsewhere, and I deplore them. Modern man no longer knows how to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth from which he and other living creatures draw their food. Poor bees, poor birds, poor men.”
Source: Animal Welfare Institute Quarterly 1989.