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Speaking Out Against Inhumane Handling Techniques

January 22, 2014

By Mitch Gilley As the infamous panda bat picture has been making the rounds again recently, we’ve felt compelled to speak out about the inhumane way that bats are often held for research photographs. We are speaking out because most people by and large aren’t familiar with bats in general, much less their facial expressions. Given ...

Bear Grylls, Bat Killer

August 7, 2013

By Mitch Gilley, Associate Writer. In a clip from Man vs Wild (formerly on The Discovery Channel) Bear Grylls used smoke to flush bats from a cave and then struck the fleeing, terrified animals with a makeshift club and stomped on them with what seemed to be glee, jokingly referring to it as “bat tennis.” Yes, ...

The Sensless Killing of Queensland’s Bats

July 21, 2013

By Mitch Gilley, Associate Writer. You may be aware of the current controversy in Queensland swirling around their local flying fox population. That controversy is two-fold: insiders in the fruit industry are lobbying for legal permission to shoot and kill these endangered animals. In addition, the usual histrionic misinformation about bats being a serious health risk ...

RESCUE ECHO

October 26, 2012

It is extremely unfortunate that fruit bats occasionally enter the exotic pet trade through zoo closures and unscrupulous animal dealers. Some of these dealers operate under the guise of “conservation”. While some buyers have the bat’s best interest in mind, most do not understand the consequences. Exotic pet owners are often “blinded by misguided love” ...

Bats and Wind Energy – Your Voice Needed

October 18, 2012

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting information and ideas from the public on a proposal to develop a Habitat Conservation Plan for wind energy facilities in the Midwest. Bats that will be affected include endangered species, such as the Indiana bat. An automated letter is included below. If you’d rather not use the letter provided ...

BOYCOTT BARBARIC QUEENSLAND

October 4, 2012

The Queensland, Australia government-sanctioned killing of two threatened species – Spectacled and Grey-headed flying-foxes, has enraged bat conservationists across the globe. The government banned the shooting of flying-foxes in 2008 after the Australian Animal Welfare Advisory Committee found it was inhumane.  However, fruit growers are now being permitted to shoot flying-foxes, despite its acknowledged cruelty.  ...

“THE EXPENDABLES 2″ KILLS ENDANGERED BATS

February 16, 2012

PLEASE BOYCOTT “THE EXPENDABLES 2! The movie “The Expendables 2″ caused massive damage to a cave that has a status of a natural monument. Bulgaria’s environmental protection agency had already fined the Hollywood production company for unlawfully removing shrubs and small trees, when something far worse occurred. The producers had promised to refrain from explosions, car ...
 

 

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