Sign Petition to help Bats and the fight against White Nose Syndrome
Bat Conservation International sent this action alert and it’s important enough that we all should take the couple of minutes to take action. Bats are integral to our lives and our future and are worthy of our resources to help save them:
Bats are as much a part of Halloween as jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating. But some parts of the United States have almost no bats left – they’ve been killed by an epidemic called White-nose Syndrome (WNS).
Please keep the bats in Halloween by helping to stop this disease.
Tell the White House to fund the fight against WNS.
WNS continues to spread each year, with dire consequences for North American bats. We want President Obama to include WNS funding in his Fiscal Year 2013 budget. With current economic constraints, however, he needs to hear from the public about the devastating impacts of WNS. So we are using the White House’s new “We the People” petition tool to make our request. White House staff will review our request – but only if we obtain 25,000 signatures by November 25!
The November 25 deadline is just around the corner! Click here to sign.
If you already have a whitehouse.gov account, click “Sign In” at the bottom of the petition page, enter your information and then click “Sign this Petition.” If you are new to the whitehouse.gov webpage, click “Create an Account” at the bottom of the petition page. After you enter your information, an automated email will be sent to verify your new account. Once you have set-up your account, click the above link again and then click “Sign this Petition.” When you sign-up for a whitehouse.gov account you can select whether or not you want to receive emails from the Administration. We know it is not easy to register on this site, but remember, you only need to do it once.
After signing, spread the word by asking your friends and family to sign on, too.