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.

1-25 of 2742 signatures
Number Date Name Location
2742 15 hours ago chad fuqua houston, TX , US
2741 21 hours ago shelby dickerson Gainesville, TX , US
2740 1 day ago sara sexton TX, TX , US
2739 1 day ago Marce Walsh Houston, TX , US
2738 1 week ago Casey Pittman Coppell, TX , US
2737 1 week ago jon brock dallas, TX , US
2736 1 week ago Germano Brandes TX, TX , BR
2735 1 week ago sara sexton TX, TX , US
2734 2 weeks ago David Ramirez Sugar Land , TX , US
2733 2 weeks ago Wayne Langley TX - Texas, TX , US
2732 2 weeks ago sara sexton TX, TX , US
2731 3 weeks ago Gary Geiler Austin, TX , US
2730 3 weeks ago sara sexton TX, TX , US
2729 3 weeks ago Lindsey Caudill Austin, TX , US
2728 3 weeks ago Dave Mills Lockhart, TX , US
2727 3 weeks ago Deborah James TX, TX , US
2726 3 weeks ago Robert Krone Fort Worth, TX , US
2725 4 weeks ago Anonymous Dallas, TX , US
2724 4 weeks ago Hillery Earl Joshua, TX , US
2723 4 weeks ago sara sexton TX, TX , US
2722 4 weeks ago Mary Floyd San Antonio, TX , US
2721 4 weeks ago Laura McElroy Seagoville, TX , US
2720 4 weeks ago Judy Sudduth Grand Prairie, TX , US
2719 1 month ago Sunny Roberts TX, TX , US
2718 1 month ago Anonymous east, PA , 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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