Progress for bats via New Scientist – a call to action! 11/5/15

Lasionycteris noctivagans, U.S.In its February 8, 2014 issue, New Scientist published one of the worst scare stories ever titled, Contagion: Hordes of deadly diseases are lurking in bats and sometimes jumping to people. Can we prevent a major pandemic, asks Carrie Arnold.” Merlin and leading colleagues wrote rebuttals, and we asked our Bat Fan friends to join in the protest. Now we’re asking just the opposite!

Please thank them for much appreciated progress (no need to mention the past, just thanks for recently positive portrayals). Leave your comments in the Message Box, selecting Editorial/Content.

In their February 18, 2015 issue New Scientist collaborated with Merlin to publish a story on woolly bats living in pitcher plants that stated, “Contrary to common misconceptions, bats in general are gentle, highly intelligent and trainable.” On October 14, 2015 they published an extensive review of Merlin’s new book, The Secret Lives of Bats that included a strong presentation of bat values, debunked needless fears and showcased 11 portraits of cute bats.

We deeply appreciate all our colleagues and Bat Fans who are participating in making so much progress possible. Together, we can indeed change the future!

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6 thoughts on “Progress for bats via New Scientist – a call to action! 11/5/15

  1. To new scientist

    To whom it may concern:

    Thank you for your recent positive posts about bats. Thank you for backing up the bats. It doesn’t take much for people to dislike a misunderstood creature. I told you that Dr. Tuttle knew what he was talking about. Support bats & let them flap!

    Thanks,
    Batgirl

  2. Thank you for the positive information and support you are providing all of the wonderful bats that inhabit our planet. I am thrilled to know that the information you’ve provided will go a long way in debunking some of the misconceptions people have concerning bats. They are so beneficial to our planet and need all the help they can get!!

  3. Thank you for the positive information and support you are providing regarding all of the wonderful bats that inhabit our planet. I am thrilled to know that the information you’ve provided will go a long way in helping to debunk many of the misconceptions people have concerning bats. They are so beneficial to our planet and need all the help they can get!!

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