A few days ago NPR posted a article called, Why Killer Viruses Are On The Rise; this blog post said that bats are very dangerous and carry lots of viruses. I believe that NPR is making people even more afraid of bats and other animals. Posts like this one make people want to kill bats because they are afraid. NPR is helping reverse the hard work that bat conservationists, like Merlin Tuttle and Rob Mies, have been working on for years to make people less afraid of bats. If you would like to help, there are suggestions on Merlin Tuttle’s website. When I heard about the NPR post, I emailed NPR and said that I do not appreciate how they are portraying bats! We can make a difference!