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Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

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

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
Nov 16, 2017 Janis Ciofalo
Nov 16, 2017 Sam Bush
Nov 16, 2017 Oscar Cohen
Nov 16, 2017 Jodi Cohen
Nov 16, 2017 Karen Carlucci
Nov 16, 2017 Marilyn Whitmore
Nov 16, 2017 Elizabeth Brooks
Nov 16, 2017 Bettina Bowers
Nov 16, 2017 Stella Gambardella
Nov 14, 2017 janice vakili
Nov 14, 2017 Lee Graham
Nov 14, 2017 Susan O'Connor
Nov 12, 2017 Robin Garcia
Nov 12, 2017 Terri Robb
Nov 10, 2017 Karen Foster The bats deserve saving.
Nov 10, 2017 danuta radko
Nov 10, 2017 Ruby Irvine
Nov 9, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 9, 2017 Juliet Hogg
Nov 8, 2017 Starla Morgan
Nov 8, 2017 Eva Garet
Nov 8, 2017 Robert Fernandez
Nov 7, 2017 Elena Burankova
Nov 7, 2017 Lily Wong
Nov 7, 2017 Gisele PENA
Nov 7, 2017 Margie Hancock Bats are important to our food supply!
Nov 6, 2017 Dionne Toye
Nov 6, 2017 Leanne Keane
Nov 6, 2017 Helgaleena Healingline

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