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Dec 6, 2019
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I think you should take the bat off your list.

(1) It's not a vampire bat (real vampires don't have a tail membrane). It's likely some Asian insectivore.

(2) Bats in resin aren't harvested sustainably, and many bats are endangered. It's not an ethical or responsible gift at all. If you want to know more, here's a resource:

 
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Dec 15, 2019
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I think you should take the bat off your list.

(1) It's not a vampire bat (real vampires don't have a tail membrane). It's likely some Asian insectivore.

(2) Bats in resin aren't harvested sustainably, and many bats are endangered. It's not an ethical or responsible gift at all. If you want to know more, here's a resource:

I kinda agree - dead bats not a good idea.
 

MindyW

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Nov 20, 2019
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I think you should take the bat off your list.

(1) It's not a vampire bat (real vampires don't have a tail membrane). It's likely some Asian insectivore.

(2) Bats in resin aren't harvested sustainably, and many bats are endangered. It's not an ethical or responsible gift at all. If you want to know more, here's a resource:

Hi Dan,

Thanks for pointing this out, we agree that this represents a sensitive conservation issue that we did not recognize, and we've removed the listing.

Best,

Mindy Weisberger
Senior Writer, Live Science
 

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