Could the Death of Bats Mean the End of our Crops?

My dog says it's important to remember that all life has a place in our delicate ecosystem. Even bats.

Apparently, hikers spread around a fungus that's killing bats at an alarming rate. Think that's not a problem? Well, bats eat bugs (100,000 tons a year!) and bugs eat crops. Without bats to keep the insect populations in check, humans don't have food from farms or those farms have to use even more pesticides on our foods. Either option is scary!

The lessons here are easy.
  1. Leave nature alone. It's believed humans spread this disease by going into bat caves. 
  2. All animal life is important and should be respected. 

Now, onto the story from CBS News:

2 comments:

  1. Yet another consequence of humans going where they are not invited...gggrrrrr!  Between the lose of bats and bees we will have nothing!

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  2. My dog says...

    Yes, bees! Bats and bees are soooo important. Why do humans continue to think they' are the only species on this planet that matters? It's such a delicate ecosystem and we're all connected.

    Without the work that bats and bees perform, we could all starve or be subjected to more pesticides. Neither an acceptable outcome.

    -Puddy

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