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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 of the quantity of insects bats eat, a decline in bat populations would be mean disaster for crops across the country. Increased pesticide use could cost the US billions of dollars, and harm the environment.[1]

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. Continued depletion of this population of incredible creatures is a catastrophe for agriculture and for the ecosystem, and as the disease spreads across the country[2], we have to come together to fight it.

Congress members like Senator Leahy, VT[3], have called for greater funding to combat this disease. We need them to stand up and demand a national plan[4] to fight white-nose syndrome. Sign below to support efforts to save America's bats and help farmers!

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Dear Senator Patrick Leahy:

Thank you for fighting to keep bats alive, and consequently, helping save America's crop and farmland. Your work to help bats in your state has been impressive and effective. But we need you to do more.

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 insect population that destroys crops and produce. If bat numbers decline, major crop losses could occur. It could subsequently cost America billions dollars in pesticides. This is a national problem, and demands a coordinated national response.

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. We need a national plan to fight white-nose syndrome, and protect our bat population.

Please continue to fight for national attention and funding to stop the spread of white-nose syndrome and protect our country's bats.

Thank you!

Petition Signatures

Apr 25, 2018 Daniel Kurz
Apr 25, 2018 Ronald Denton Clark
Apr 25, 2018 Elaine Falla
Apr 25, 2018 Aida Candeal
Apr 24, 2018 Mary Dudley
Apr 24, 2018 Jo Ann Arriola
Apr 24, 2018 Theresa Allen Bats are wonderful animals & deserve our help
Apr 24, 2018 Attila Teberoglu
Apr 24, 2018 Marion Barbour
Apr 24, 2018 Marcia Richardson
Apr 24, 2018 Eva Ketterer
Apr 24, 2018 Aviram sofir
Apr 24, 2018 Ulpu-Maria Sulonen
Apr 24, 2018 Loreto Fillat de Acosta
Apr 23, 2018 Jill Weilenbeck Please help protect bats
Apr 23, 2018 Bob Willis
Apr 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2018 janet larocca Please help this species continue to help us!
Apr 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2018 Shellie D
Apr 23, 2018 Sandia Germenis
Apr 23, 2018 Christine Aspinall Sadly, our bats are disappearing at great rates! These beneficial animals need all the help they can get. They play an important part in our environment in eliminating insect pests. Please ensure that they do not become extinct . Thank you.
Apr 23, 2018 Nathalie Cikin
Apr 23, 2018 Theresa Rose
Apr 23, 2018 Brendan Lee
Apr 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2018 maria gregory
Apr 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2018 Linda Osburn Thanks for your help and I urge you to do more to help as the bats really need you?
Apr 22, 2018 Heather McHugh
Apr 22, 2018 Stacy Schrader
Apr 22, 2018 Cindy Miller
Apr 22, 2018 Marlie Franken
Apr 22, 2018 Erin Shevlin
Apr 22, 2018 Martha Cottle
Apr 22, 2018 anabela ferreira
Apr 22, 2018 Donna Haag
Apr 22, 2018 Kimberly Walker
Apr 22, 2018 Jamille Rodriguez
Apr 22, 2018 Betty Camillo
Apr 22, 2018 Diane Quinlivan
Apr 22, 2018 Howard Olanier
Apr 22, 2018 Howard Olanier
Apr 22, 2018 Laure Leclerc
Apr 22, 2018 Pam Barkyoumb
Apr 22, 2018 Deb Mens
Apr 22, 2018 Myriam EYMARD
Apr 22, 2018 jeannette samuels
Apr 22, 2018 carole j.

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