Saturday, December 17, 2016

Stop the killing: save the Mauritius flying fox! - Rainforest Rescue

A massacre is looming on the island of Mauritius. The government wants to kill 10,000 Mauritius flying foxesgiant fruit bats found only on the island - 10,000 to be killed by Christmas in response to complaints by orchard operators. who view them as PESTS. The negative ecological impacts and sheer cruelty of the plan looms large: The impact of flying foxes on the island’s fruit crops has been debunked as a wild exaggeration. Furthermore, they play a vital role as pollinators and seed dispersers in the ecosystem as a whole. The cull could lead to the extinction of the species. Please tell the Mauritian government to stop the killing NOW.