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
6162 10 hours ago Anne Mazzone Easton, CT , US
6161 11 hours ago catherine ridder altadena, CA , US
6160 1 day ago JANICE CHUI VANCOUVER, BC , CA
6159 1 day ago Paula Kennon Westerville, OH , US
6158 1 day ago Anonymous San Jose, CA , US
6157 2 days ago Sufi Olsen Eugene , OR , US
6156 2 days ago Katie Chong Meadowbrook, PA , US
6155 3 days ago nita patrick West Hollywood, CA , US
6154 3 days ago Brenda Boutin Cincinnati Hamilton County, OH , US
6153 3 days ago Charity Loveless Columbus, OH , US
6152 3 days ago carol Lipko Bath, PA , US
6151 3 days ago Nina Zabec Natrona Heights, PA , US
6150 3 days ago Nina Zabec Natrona Heights, PA , US
6149 3 days ago Amber Gilchrist elbert, CO , US
6148 3 days ago John Everett Grass Valley, CA , US
6147 3 days ago Anonymous Endicott, NY , US
6146 4 days ago Ann Roberts-Ostapack Horse Cave , KY , US
6145 4 days ago JUNE CAMPBELL TUCSON, AZ , US
6144 4 days ago Isaiah Prettyman Warren, PA , US
6143 4 days ago Nancy Loftin Toledo Lucas County, OH , US
6142 5 days ago Dianna Hoyt South Euclid, OH , US
6141 5 days ago Pam Abirached Cincinnati, OH , US
6140 5 days ago Anonymous Gladbeck, ot , DE
6139 5 days ago patty senger cincinnati, OH , US
6138 5 days ago Robin Millis Pedricktown, NJ , US
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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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