Center for     Biological     Diversity   

Stop Cruel Gassing of Texas Wildlife

Western diamondback rattlesnake

The 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 today.

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Number Date Name Location
5795 7 hours ago béatrice winckelmans genappe, BE+02 , BE
5794 7 hours ago Jeannine Murphy Monterey, CA , US
5793 14 hours ago Anonymous Merritt Island, Florida , US
5792 18 hours ago Tom Canning Calabasas, CA , US
5791 20 hours ago Casey Pittman Coppell, TX , US
5790 23 hours ago Kathleen Lewis Kiowa, CO , United States
5789 1 day ago Cherylon Hayden Stratton, ME , US
5788 1 day ago Jeannette Welling California, CA , US
5787 1 day ago william list baldwin, WI , US
5786 1 day ago André Henrique Bacci Cambuquira, Minas Gerais , BR
5785 1 day ago Cj Gainer Washington, WA , US
5784 1 day ago pille francois aulnay, FR+A8 , FR
5783 1 day ago Debra Cassiero Sonoma, CA , US
5782 1 day ago michele rule concord, NH , US
5781 1 day ago Nan Newall brightsgrove, ON , CA
5780 2 days ago Renee Boteilho California, CA , US
5779 2 days ago Karen Peterson Northbrook, IL , US
5778 2 days ago sara sexton TX, TX , US
5777 2 days ago steve g Winter Haven, FL , US
5776 2 days ago Alexandr Yantselovskiy Clermont, FL , US
5775 3 days ago Elise Buffie Winnipeg, MB , CA
5774 3 days ago Sandra Amici Mission Viejo, CA , US
5773 3 days ago mauricio carvajal Santiago, ot , CL
5772 3 days ago Gary Hileman Hesperia, CA , US
5771 4 days ago Anonymous W.Malaysia, ot , MY
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Please take action by March 1, 2017. This alert is for Texas residents only.

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

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