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Bat World Sanctuary wrote -
WHY SAVE BATS?
Bats are clean, gentle and intelligent, they are vital to the ecosystem, and they enhance our lives in many ways. Fruit and nectar bats bring us approximately 450 commercial products and over 80 different medicines through seed dispersal and pollination. Up to 98% of all rainforest regrowth comes from seeds that have been spread by fruit bats. Insect-eating bats are literal vacuum cleaners of the night skies, eating millions upon millions of harmful bugs. They protect us by eating insect-pests that destroy crops as well as insects that cause human disease. Without bats, Mother Earth would cease to be healthy.
Bat World Sanctuary is on the front line to end the abuse and destruction of bats. Each year we rescue thousands of bats that might otherwise die. Lifetime sanctuary is given to non-releasable bats, including those that are orphaned, injured, confiscated from the illegal pet trade and retired from zoos and research facilities. Bat World Sanctuary was founded in 1994 and is a 501c3 non-profit, all volunteer organization with 20 rescue centers nationwide.
ATTENTION, ATTENTION!: As if you needed more reasons to donate, our Vice President Dottie Hyatt has pledged that if we place in the top three green charities, she will dye her hair green. This is not a joke, her "greening" will be videoed and shared, and we'll do our best to match the green color of the donate button located about 5" up and to your right ;)