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
66059 Wed Nov 26 14:54:38 EST 2014 Jerry Davis Bellingham,, WA , US
66058 Wed Nov 26 13:38:32 EST 2014 maria peteinaraki heraklion city creta, CA , GR
66057 Tue Nov 25 18:16:02 EST 2014 Jose Avetikyan Moscow, ot , RU
66056 Tue Nov 25 18:15:57 EST 2014 Jose Avetikyan Moscow, ot , RU
66055 Tue Nov 25 18:15:50 EST 2014 Jose Avetikyan Moscow, ot , RU
66054 Tue Nov 25 17:32:20 EST 2014 Alisa Adobajor Moskva, ot , RU
66053 Tue Nov 25 17:32:14 EST 2014 Alisa Adobajor Moskva, ot , RU
66052 Tue Nov 25 17:32:08 EST 2014 Alisa Adobajor Moskva, ot , RU
66051 Mon Nov 24 23:36:31 EST 2014 Tom Finholt Wildwood, MP , US
66050 Mon Nov 24 12:57:50 EST 2014 Jessica Jean Posner Palmdale, CA , US
66049 Mon Nov 24 09:22:25 EST 2014 Melania Padilla Managua, ot , NI
66048 Sun Nov 23 07:13:08 EST 2014 Aysenur Çömlekci Manisa, Türkiye Cumhuriyeti, IA , CA
66047 Sun Nov 23 01:40:40 EST 2014 Erin Wallace Colorado Springs, CO , US
66046 Sat Nov 22 17:27:06 EST 2014 Leyla Orudzheva Moscow,
66045 Fri Nov 21 16:54:32 EST 2014 Debby Rising sacramento, CA , US
66044 Fri Nov 21 16:21:49 EST 2014 Carol Turton Swansea, MA , US
66043 Fri Nov 21 12:06:05 EST 2014 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
66042 Thu Nov 20 16:29:35 EST 2014 ELLEN HOMSEY Hockessin, DE , US
66041 Thu Nov 20 15:25:19 EST 2014 asuncion mathey avignon, ot , FR
66040 Wed Nov 19 16:42:04 EST 2014 Orva M Gullett Marion, OH , US
66039 Wed Nov 19 16:19:04 EST 2014 Debbie Neimark Chicago, IL , US
66038 Tue Nov 18 20:23:22 EST 2014 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
66037 Tue Nov 18 20:00:11 EST 2014 Anonymous Pittsburgh, PA , US
66036 Tue Nov 18 04:48:45 EST 2014 john greaves carson city , NV , US
66035 Mon Nov 17 19:52:26 EST 2014 mark novotny aurora, CO , US
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