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
65981 Fri Oct 31 16:07:07 EDT 2014 Christina Michael Morgantown, WV , US
65980 Fri Oct 31 14:49:55 EDT 2014 Alice Neuman Sacramento, CA , US
65979 Fri Oct 31 12:06:57 EDT 2014 Peg Rooney Penrose, CO , US
65978 Fri Oct 31 08:59:58 EDT 2014 Theresa Corbett New York, NY , US
65977 Fri Oct 31 08:51:01 EDT 2014 Barbara Young Clermont, FL , US
65976 Fri Oct 31 08:17:53 EDT 2014 Piero Masarati Cassano d'Adda, ot , IT
65975 Fri Oct 31 08:04:59 EDT 2014 toni lubka hendersonville, TN , US
65974 Fri Oct 31 07:00:16 EDT 2014 Virginia Utt Melbourne, FL , US
65973 Fri Oct 31 04:56:15 EDT 2014 tom gebus czestochowa, ot , PL
65972 Fri Oct 31 04:45:04 EDT 2014 Lajeanne Leveton Fleming Island, FL , US
65971 Fri Oct 31 04:38:00 EDT 2014 Elisabetta Lelli Spinetoli - AP - ITALY, ot , IT
65970 Fri Oct 31 04:09:31 EDT 2014 Karen Redd Maumelle, AR , US
65969 Fri Oct 31 02:34:48 EDT 2014 Pam Miller No. Highlands, CA , US
65968 Fri Oct 31 01:47:33 EDT 2014 Anonymous Lewisberry, PA , US
65967 Fri Oct 31 01:30:55 EDT 2014 Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
65966 Fri Oct 31 00:57:34 EDT 2014 Rick Tomasello Tucson, AZ , US
65965 Fri Oct 31 00:51:36 EDT 2014 Virginia Watson Los Angeles, CA , US
65964 Fri Oct 31 00:13:35 EDT 2014 Pat Williamson Mt Arlington , NJ , US
65963 Fri Oct 31 00:01:38 EDT 2014 diana koeck Costa Mesa, CA , US
65962 Thu Oct 30 23:51:05 EDT 2014 Ana Menjivar Santa Monica, CA , US
65961 Thu Oct 30 23:34:14 EDT 2014 Francesca Husted Woodstock, NY , US
65960 Thu Oct 30 23:13:55 EDT 2014 Jerry Rivers Roosevelt, NY , US
65959 Thu Oct 30 22:52:46 EDT 2014 Joe Merkelbach Centralia, IL , US
65958 Thu Oct 30 22:46:25 EDT 2014 Wendon Barnard Freeport, NY , US
65957 Thu Oct 30 22:36:37 EDT 2014 mauricio carvajal Santiago, ot , CL
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.