Traverse City Record-Eagle

Opinion

April 23, 2014

Letters to the Editor: 04/23/2014

Save the bats

It has come to my attention that there is a disease affecting bats called white nose syndrome, and is fatal to them. It has been killing bats in several states and is now in Michigan (Alpena and two Upper Peninsula counties).

Bats are good for agriculture because they eat insects that are harmful to crops. If there are not enough bats to save farmers’ crops, this could be very detrimental to U.S. agriculture and the U.S. economy.

Instead of wasting our tax dollars on things like global warming (which is a hoax), we need that money spent on finding the cause and cure for white nose syndrome to save the bats for agriculture before it is too late. Let’s write our representatives in Washington about this.

Thomas Baird

Traverse City

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