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 2717 signatures
Number Date Name Location
2717 7 hours ago Martin Byhower Georgetown, TX , US
2716 2 days ago Michele CartaFalsa TX, TX , US
2715 3 days ago Anonymous Fort Worth, TX , US
2714 3 days ago Courtney Wall Benbrook, TX , US
2713 3 days ago sara sexton TX, TX , US
2712 3 days ago Michael Cooper Houston, TX , US
2711 7 days ago Anonymous arlington, TX , US
2710 1 week ago Jim Carmean Irving, TX , US
2709 1 week ago Debbie Lopez Arlington, TX , US
2708 1 week ago Tonie Hernandez TX, TX , US
2707 1 week ago Wayne Langley Texas, TX , US
2706 2 weeks ago Misty Breaux Austin, TX , US
2705 2 weeks ago Richard Cook Dallas, TX , US
2704 2 weeks ago Marce Walsh Houston, TX , US
2703 2 weeks ago sara sexton TX, TX , US
2702 2 weeks ago Fiona Soileau Spicewood, TX , US
2701 2 weeks ago Fiona Soileau Spicewood, TX , US
2700 3 weeks ago sara sexton TX, TX , US
2699 3 weeks ago Gary Pitchford Manvel, TX , US
2698 3 weeks ago Mr Baldamar Lopez Jr Plainview, TX , US
2697 3 weeks ago Sharon Jacobs-Salinas La Marque, TX , US
2696 4 weeks ago Kathryn Pierce Syracuse, NY , US
2695 4 weeks ago Andre Walter Austin, TX , US
2694 4 weeks ago Cori Fukuchi Weatherford , TX , US
2693 1 month ago sara sexton TX, 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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