Center for Biological Diversity

Change Rattlesnake Roundups to Humane Festivals

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Each year thousands of rattlesnakes are removed from the wild and killed at "rattlesnake roundups." Rattlesnakes play a key role in the food web, maintaining balance in nature by preying on rodents, but hunting of snakes for roundups is pushing some species toward extinction.

Please sign this petition asking communities to change their roundups to festivals where snakes are not hunted or killed. Several communities have already changed their roundups to wildlife-appreciation festivals, which generate important income for the communities and educate the public about the importance of saving native species, not slaughtering them.

We, the undersigned, are writing to urge you to change the rattlesnake roundup held in your community to a humane festival where snakes are not hunted or killed. Towns such as San Antonio, Florida and Fitzgerald, Georgia have already changed their roundups to successful wildlife festivals that generate income for their communities. We urge you to follow their example and change your roundup to an event where snakes are not collected or slaughtered.
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Number Date Name Location
65730 Sat Sep 20 20:13:11 EDT 2014 Canan Tzelil Beverly Hills, CA , US
65729 Sat Sep 20 05:21:50 EDT 2014 Peter Seigars Concord, NH , US
65728 Fri Sep 19 19:22:44 EDT 2014 Sue Vélez Riverside, NJ , US
65727 Fri Sep 19 12:57:11 EDT 2014 Pam Lynn Oak Ridge, NJ , US
65726 Fri Sep 19 01:10:25 EDT 2014 Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
65725 Fri Sep 19 01:10:25 EDT 2014 Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
65724 Thu Sep 18 21:23:03 EDT 2014 María Benito Fort Myers , FL , US
65723 Thu Sep 18 21:09:43 EDT 2014 Patricia PERRON PERRON SEATTLE, WA , US
65722 Thu Sep 18 20:33:12 EDT 2014 Anonymous carrolltown, PA , US
65721 Thu Sep 18 20:20:13 EDT 2014 susan laube aguanga, CA , US
65720 Thu Sep 18 19:27:44 EDT 2014 Anonymous Upland, CA , US
65719 Thu Sep 18 17:39:39 EDT 2014 mary allen hazel park, MI , US
65718 Thu Sep 18 16:44:40 EDT 2014 Virginia Utt Melbourne, FL , US
65717 Thu Sep 18 16:41:04 EDT 2014 Nicolás Caballero Sevilla, ot , ES
65716 Thu Sep 18 16:41:03 EDT 2014 Nicolás Caballero Sevilla, ot , ES
65715 Thu Sep 18 16:29:30 EDT 2014 Jerry Rivers Roosevelt, NY , US
65714 Thu Sep 18 16:17:11 EDT 2014 Pat Williamson Mt Arlington , NJ , US
65713 Thu Sep 18 16:13:08 EDT 2014 Anonymous Watertown, NY , US
65712 Thu Sep 18 15:57:58 EDT 2014 Lajeanne Leveton Fleming Island, FL , US
65711 Thu Sep 18 15:46:42 EDT 2014 mr. g. west everett, WA , US
65710 Thu Sep 18 15:41:36 EDT 2014 Nick Byrne Bedford, NY , US
65709 Thu Sep 18 15:32:35 EDT 2014 Jason Nardell Longmont, CO , US
65708 Thu Sep 18 15:22:43 EDT 2014 nelson myers harrisburg, PA , GB
65707 Thu Sep 18 15:21:24 EDT 2014 Lynda West Falls Church, VA , US
65706 Thu Sep 18 15:19:41 EDT 2014 Elisabetta Lelli Spinetoli - AP - ITALY, ot , IT
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