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 2756 signatures
Number Date Name Location
2756 1 week ago Teresa Lyons Texas, TX , US
2755 1 week ago sara sexton TX, TX , US
2754 1 week ago L Borgen Harker, TX , US
2753 1 week ago Sarah Walker TX, TX , US
2752 2 weeks ago Denise McConnell San Antonio, TX , US
2751 2 weeks ago Mindy Bradburn Texas, TX , US
2750 3 weeks ago Michele CartaFalsa Houston , TX , US
2749 3 weeks ago sara sexton TX, TX , US
2748 3 weeks ago Dawn White Arlington, TX , US
2747 3 weeks ago Amanda McNeese jonestown, TX , US
2746 3 weeks ago David Ramirez Sugar Land , TX , US
2745 3 weeks ago Rae Rogers -rockport, TX , US
2744 4 weeks ago Denise L Flynn-Webb Texas, TX , US
2743 4 weeks ago sara sexton TX, TX , US
2742 1 month ago chad fuqua houston, TX , US
2741 1 month ago shelby dickerson Gainesville, TX , US
2740 1 month ago sara sexton TX, TX , US
2739 1 month ago Marce Walsh Houston, TX , US
2738 1 month ago Casey Pittman Coppell, TX , US
2737 1 month ago jon brock dallas, TX , US
2736 1 month ago Germano Brandes TX, TX , BR
2735 1 month ago sara sexton TX, TX , US
2734 1 month ago David Ramirez Sugar Land , TX , US
2733 1 month ago Wayne Langley TX - Texas, TX , US
2732 1 month ago sara sexton TX, TX , US
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Please take action by November 15, 2016.

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

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