Center for Biological Diversity

Stop Cruel Gassing of Texas Wildlife

Western diamondback rattlesnake Texas state officials are considering a ban on "gassing," a barbarous hunting technique used to drive snakes out of their underground shelters. Hunters pour gasoline into snake dens and capture snakes that emerge seeking fresh air.

Gassing is already banned in dozens of states, including all the states bordering Texas, for good reason: Underground dens offer important shelter to hundreds of species, including foxes, lizards, birds and invertebrates. In Texas 20 endangered species living underground can be harmed by suffocating gas fumes.

Only with your support can we convince Texas wildlife officials to stop the cruel and unnecessary practice of using noxious chemicals to hunt wildlife.

Please -- add your name to our petition by filling out the form below.


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Number Date Name Location
2693 23 hours ago sara sexton TX, TX , US
2692 23 hours ago Barbara Martin Jacksonville , TX , US
2691 1 day ago Eric Firchow Austin, TX , US
2690 1 day ago Deborah Cox-Wonch TX, TX , US
2689 1 day ago Anonymous New Braunfels , TX ,
2688 1 day ago Kimberly Haley TX, TX , US
2687 5 days ago Kenneth Taylor San Angelo, TX , US
2686 5 days ago Sunny Roberts Texas, TX , US
2685 7 days ago Carolyn Goldston Houston , TX , US
2684 1 week ago sara sexton TX, TX , US
2683 1 week ago Dirk Rogers Dallas, TX , US
2682 1 week ago Ocean Borden Texas, TX , US
2681 1 week ago Christopher Dowling a, TX , US
2680 1 week ago Beverly Walker Kingsland, TX , US
2679 1 week ago Abi McKenna Houston, TX , US
2678 1 week ago Hillery Earl Joshua, TX , US
2677 2 weeks ago Dirk Rogers Dallas, TX , US
2676 3 weeks ago Anonymous Mckinney, TX , US
2675 3 weeks ago Scott DeLano Temple, TX , US
2674 3 weeks ago Ruth Rudin Whitewright, TX , US
2673 3 weeks ago Nancy O'Neal Giddings, TX , US
2672 4 weeks ago Thao Nguyen Houston , TX , US
2671 4 weeks ago L. Peterson Brooklyn, NY , US
2670 4 weeks ago Dana Nelson Plano, TX , US
2669 1 month ago doran garrett Dallas, TX , US
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Please take action by August 15, 2016.

Photo of Western diamondback rattlesnake courtesy Wikimedia Commons/H. Crisp.

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