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Have you ever heard of the theory that says just one flap of a butterfly's wings can cause a hurricane on the other side of the earth? Whether the theory is true or not, small changes can have drastic effects on other seemingly unrelated circumstances.

That's what will happen if we see more bat deaths due to the disease white-nose syndrome. Because bats eat insects, a decline in bat populations would be mean disaster for crops across the country. Increased pesticide use could cost the US billions of dollars.

A bat population decline would no doubt affect the rest of the country gravely. Almost seven million bats have perished since 2006 as a result of white-nose syndrome — it's being labeled the worst wildlife health emergency in US history.

Congress members have called for greater funding to combat this disease. Sign below supporting their tireless work to save bats — and America's farmland!

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Dear Senators Patrick Leahy and Frank Lautenberg:

Thank you for fighting to keep bats alive, and consequently, helping save America's crop and farmland.

White-nose syndrome is spreading vehemently among North American bat populations, and since 2006, has killed close to seven million bats. Bats eat insects, thereby naturally controlling much of the instect population that destroys crops and produce. If bat numbers decline, major crop losses could occur. It could subsequently cost America billions dollars in pesticides.

We can't afford to lose these bats — not only for the sake of animal preservation but for the health of our crops and the financial state of our government.

Please continue to fight for funding on behalf of these bats.

Thank you!

Petition Signatures

Jan 16, 2018 aya oda
Jan 14, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Jan 14, 2018 Debra Glass
Jan 14, 2018 Sheri Nolen
Jan 13, 2018 Cathy Saunders
Jan 13, 2018 Susan Wilson
Jan 12, 2018 Susan Briggs
Jan 11, 2018 Phebe Watson Your championship of creatures who are unable to speak for themselves is much appreciated!!
Jan 11, 2018 Lynn Gaudette
Jan 11, 2018 Marilyn Williams Bats are necessary in our lives. They eat millions of mosquitos every night, like the Zika carrying mosquitos. They are necessary to our ecosystem.
Jan 10, 2018 Antoinette Gonzales
Jan 9, 2018 Beth Hukill
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Jan 6, 2018 Davina Lee
Jan 5, 2018 doris gonen
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Jan 4, 2018 Sandra Tucker
Jan 1, 2018 Susan Bradshaw
Dec 29, 2017 Bonnie Reeves
Dec 28, 2017 Nico Dabajo
Dec 27, 2017 Linda Diers
Dec 21, 2017 T.J. Pitts
Dec 19, 2017 Amina Dhumaad
Dec 16, 2017 Ms. Jonnie Allert
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Dec 12, 2017 Wendy Derner
Dec 12, 2017 Meher Behrana
Dec 11, 2017 Erica Connolly
Dec 2, 2017 Mari Chavez
Nov 28, 2017 Dorothy Dagnall
Nov 23, 2017 Donna Tanner
Nov 22, 2017 Kristel Soles
Nov 22, 2017 Trisha Soles
Nov 22, 2017 Lynne Minore
Nov 22, 2017 Tina Van Rikxoord
Nov 20, 2017 elizabeth myrin shore
Nov 20, 2017 Marguerite Panzica
Nov 20, 2017 Beth Stauber
Nov 20, 2017 Lucille Lietzau
Nov 19, 2017 Linda Hriczko
Nov 19, 2017 Janina Brzezina
Nov 18, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 18, 2017 Patty Brothag
Nov 17, 2017 Jeanette Desmond
Nov 17, 2017 Anna Sergi
Nov 17, 2017 Kristie Hatton
Nov 17, 2017 Angela Lunsford
Nov 17, 2017 sheila gilbert
Nov 16, 2017 Jennifer Schmitz
Nov 16, 2017 Glenda Valle

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