Center for Biological Diversity

Stop Cruel Gassing of Texas Wildlife

Western diamondback rattlesnakeThe Center for Biological Diversity and local partners have urged Texas state officials to ban "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
5375 3 hours ago Nina Insardi Rye , NY , US
5374 7 hours ago jessica Likins Seattle, WA , US
5373 1 day ago LaDene Mayville Blacklick, OH , US
5372 1 day ago Pam Shaouy Woodstock, GA , US
5371 1 day ago Jacqueline Williamson Keystone Heights , FL , US
5370 1 day ago Haide Rodriguez Cypress, TX , US
5369 4 days ago Julie Forde Columbia , MD , US
5368 4 days ago Susan Dupont Roanoke, LA , US
5367 4 days ago C Gorny SHerman Oaks, CA , US
5366 4 days ago Elizabeth Elliott Malibu , CA , US
5365 5 days ago Sheila Thiele Byhalia , MS , US
5364 5 days ago Rhonda Miller Dallas, TX , US
5363 5 days ago Kenneth Smith Yuma, AZ , US
5362 5 days ago Lori Gasser Hermitage, TN , US
5361 7 days ago Ainsley Dobson Texas, TX , US
5360 7 days ago Alex Tsukernik Brooklyn, New York , US
5359 1 week ago Sophie Swirczynski Eugene, OR , US
5358 1 week ago Simone Duffin New South Wales, NSW , AU
5357 1 week ago Catherine Alderman Mountain Grove, MO , US
5356 1 week ago Elaine Greenlee Arizona, AZ , US
5355 1 week ago Shawn Lane Valley View , TX , US
5354 1 week ago Christos Maroulis Vathi, GR+27 , GR
5353 1 week ago shelby dickerson gainesville, TX , US
5352 1 week ago Penny Anstey Sedgefield, ZA+11 , ZA
5351 1 week ago Panagiotis Leontidis Paralion Astros, GR+41 , GR
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Please take action by March 1, 2017.

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

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