NOTE: Mans' techniques in the torture the innocent is only limited by his or hers' imaginations. I don't know what else to say about this.Patty
Morbid Tendencies is selling two types of dead bat specimens; a bat in a jar and bat skull earrings. When owner Windy Lewis was contacted about where she purchased the bats to make the specimens pictured below, she jokingly replied "You probably mean the dead bats and mousies? Biological supply companies!" (For comments on killing animals herself please visit her FAQ page.)
It is no joke, however, when animals are purchased from these companies. Bats in particular roost in caves in large numbers, making them easy targets for unscrupulous wildlife dealers who harvest them by the hundreds while they very much alive. These bats are then needlessly killed to become hideous specimens such as those pictured below. When bats are purchased from these wildlife dealers it only increases the trade of an animal that is vastly decreasing in numbers.
The Morbid Tendencies website states: "Beautifully preserved little beasties living suspended in jars... Bats are now back in stock, thank god, so order away....!
Bat in Jar: $42 includes delivery anywhere in the US. Very delicate webbed wings and darling crumpled faces. You would punch a nun to get them! You’d suck the blood out of a wounded puppy.
Sterling, Emerald, and Natural Bone Bat Skull Earring with Ankh (Single): $35.00. Real bat skull wired with solid sterling silver, with an emerald cabochon plus an ankh dangly bit. For those of us with green eyes (or who wear green).View this ad at:
Morbid Tendencies is operating against Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regulations governing the sales of dead animals. Please contact write or call the Assistant Regional Director for Law Enforcement to voice your concerns.
Write: US Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 1
911 NE 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97232-4181
Please also write or e-mail a letter (example below) to Windy Lewis of Morbid Tendencies encouraging her to stop her trade in real bat specimens. Please also share this page with other individuals animal rights organizations.
Dear Windy Lewis,Your name has been listed on the Wall of Shame at www.batworld.org because you are selling real bat specimens. It is not a joking matter when animals are purchased from biological supply companies. Bats in particular roost in caves in large numbers, making them easy targets for unscrupulous wildlife dealers who harvest them by the hundreds while they very much alive. When bats are purchased from these wildlife dealers it only increases the trade. By buying and selling these specimens, you are not only causing the deaths of individual animals, you are contributing to the vast decline in wild populations.I intend to let others know that Morbid Tendencies contributes to the decline of bat populations by selling these animals. I will also encourage people to NOT to buy any of your products until you have withdrawn your ads you no longer sell real bat specimens of any kind.Your name here