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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

Sep 17, 2017 Meghan Croyts
Sep 15, 2017 Stephen Blakely
Sep 15, 2017 Brian Faust
Sep 14, 2017 Sara Lindbæk
Sep 14, 2017 Deborah Moore
Sep 13, 2017 Beate Naujoks
Sep 13, 2017 Yvonne Kramp
Sep 13, 2017 Alice Gem
Sep 12, 2017 Bonnie D. Bats are CRITICAL pollinators for food and flowering plants. They deserve to be protected and helped. Please don't give up on them!
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Sep 9, 2017 Stevie littrell
Sep 7, 2017 Anne Marie Baese
Sep 7, 2017 Kari Smith
Sep 6, 2017 Setsuko Yamamoto
Sep 6, 2017 Jami Pillow
Sep 6, 2017 Chris Silcox
Sep 6, 2017 jessica kelly
Sep 6, 2017 Dawn Carter
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Sep 6, 2017 Mary Galiani
Sep 6, 2017 Robert Laginess
Sep 5, 2017 Leila Martirez
Sep 4, 2017 AnaMaria Toberman
Sep 3, 2017 A Kirk
Sep 3, 2017 Janice Dixon
Aug 31, 2017 Elyssa Courtney
Aug 30, 2017 Cindy Roby
Aug 30, 2017 Linda Petty
Aug 28, 2017 Lee Hetzel
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Aug 27, 2017 Hiedi Tan
Aug 27, 2017 Shelley-marie Poirier
Aug 27, 2017 Georgia Carver
Aug 26, 2017 Lisa Hammermeister
Aug 26, 2017 R.A. Dayton
Aug 26, 2017 Gean Garland
Aug 26, 2017 Andee Barnhart
Aug 26, 2017 gary smith
Aug 25, 2017 Meredith Hawkins
Aug 25, 2017 Bonnie Palmer
Aug 25, 2017 Melissa Evans
Aug 25, 2017 evie hager
Aug 25, 2017 myriam lengline
Aug 25, 2017 Madeleine Oliveland
Aug 25, 2017 Linda Cook
Aug 24, 2017 Margaret Surmiak
Aug 24, 2017 Beverly Scott
Aug 24, 2017 Melissa Hathaway
Aug 24, 2017 Sandy Tesar
Aug 24, 2017 CindyLucille Trimble

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