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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

Feb 24, 2018 Elena Persello
Feb 23, 2018 Cynthia McGough
Feb 23, 2018 Daniel Kaula
Feb 23, 2018 kristin sullivan
Feb 23, 2018 Narcisa Gutium
Feb 23, 2018 Karen Deckel
Feb 22, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko
Feb 21, 2018 Lonnie Almeida
Feb 21, 2018 Susan laube
Feb 21, 2018 gillard claudine
Feb 21, 2018 Pamela Miguez
Feb 21, 2018 Jessica Morrow
Feb 20, 2018 Melanie Blackburn
Feb 19, 2018 Anne Bekkers
Feb 19, 2018 ava overstreet
Feb 19, 2018 tammy bullock
Feb 19, 2018 Eric Maxwell
Feb 19, 2018 Jenny Fortsch
Feb 18, 2018 Judith Pelletier
Feb 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 16, 2018 rebecca schwartz Bats are critical to maintain ecological order. We created the problem, we should fix it.
Feb 16, 2018 Ruth Radin
Feb 15, 2018 Lea Valerio Bats are needed as much as bees.
Feb 14, 2018 Rebecca Burnett
Feb 14, 2018 Mark Butler
Feb 13, 2018 Gina Lippa
Feb 13, 2018 Jeffrey Niles
Feb 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 12, 2018 carla bond
Feb 10, 2018 Nalini Persad
Feb 10, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2018 Mckenzie Niles
Feb 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 5, 2018 Shannon Niles
Feb 3, 2018 Linda Millar
Jan 29, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2018 Lisa Sanders
Jan 25, 2018 jane diamond
Jan 22, 2018 Michelle Speranza
Jan 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
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

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