It’s Halloween 2018! The individuals are all set with their costumes and eeriest decorations to freak out their neighbours and visitors. The creatives are indeed going to be unique, but one can never take bats out of their decorations. They play a big part in the background and advertising too as a kind of mascot for the holiday. The idea of bats as scary creatures of the night is a part of the fun of Halloween. However, most recently, people across have gone a bit too far. In order to make it appear more natural, they prefer dead bats. Bats are now at risk especially during the spookiest festival of the year. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service witnessed the number of bats killed being doubled in the late summer and fall months, leading more concern about the creature. Halloween 2018 Feast Recipes: Blood and Guts Soup and Edible Intestines! Terrifying Treats for a Spook-Tacular Celebration.
The Washington Post reported that the inspectors of US Fish and Wildlife Service at the world’s largest international mail facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York have been seizing illegal shipments of dead bats in the recent months. According to them, the bat trend during Halloween took a flight in 2015. Naimah Aziz, a Fish and Wildlife supervisory inspector at JFK, said, “The bats being sent are various species, and they are not much larger than cellphones, which means boxes of them are lightweight. They’re usually sent from Indonesia via regular mail, which is a growing method for smuggling some living critters, particularly sought-after sorts of scorpions and centipedes that can tough out a trip in a box.” Endangered Species Condoms Distributed by Center for Biological Diversity on Halloween 2018 in the US For a Noble Cause.
Bats are not usually endangered. Apart from the flying foxes, Aziz said that most of the species are not protected under the International wildlife treaties or U.S. laws. However, the reason for the bats’ demise is unclear. And according to Aziz, the cause of death is not required information even for legally imported bats which come into the United States every year.