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
65752 Tue Sep 30 14:13:45 EDT 2014 Alyse Vasil Ocean Isle Beach, NC , US
65751 Tue Sep 30 12:03:38 EDT 2014 Tiffany Baker Nicholasville, KY , US
65750 Tue Sep 30 12:02:11 EDT 2014 Anonymous easton, PA , US
65749 Sun Sep 28 23:44:49 EDT 2014 Dorina Solymar Los Angeles, CA , US
65748 Sun Sep 28 16:43:25 EDT 2014 surya rajesh hyderabad, ot , IN
65747 Sun Sep 28 15:10:43 EDT 2014 Georgina Burns Alicante, ot , ES
65746 Sun Sep 28 04:46:38 EDT 2014 susanna minacheili thessaloniki, HI , GR
65745 Sat Sep 27 04:01:18 EDT 2014 Kimberly Myhre Colorado Springs, CO , US
65744 Fri Sep 26 23:09:03 EDT 2014 Michael Brown Eugene, OR , US
65743 Fri Sep 26 13:52:25 EDT 2014 mr. g. west everett, WA , US
65742 Fri Sep 26 12:47:59 EDT 2014 mara davenport tucson, AZ , US
65741 Fri Sep 26 10:55:18 EDT 2014 B Levy Fort lauderdale, FL , US
65740 Fri Sep 26 03:38:47 EDT 2014 Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
65739 Fri Sep 26 03:15:19 EDT 2014 AJ and John Jittipsopa-Zinner Mossyrock, WA , US
65738 Thu Sep 25 05:13:45 EDT 2014 Melissa Moris Shoreview, MN , US
65737 Wed Sep 24 14:28:17 EDT 2014 sally setaro New Smyrna Bch. #426, FL , US
65736 Mon Sep 22 23:50:52 EDT 2014 Hirokoj Jones San Fraancisco, CA , US
65735 Mon Sep 22 15:11:36 EDT 2014 Rev Leslie Martin Celadhan Huntington Station, NY , US
65734 Mon Sep 22 10:06:05 EDT 2014 DONNA NEWMAN CONCORD, NH , US
65733 Sun Sep 21 22:16:43 EDT 2014 Ivan Snajdar Crikvenica, ot , HR
65732 Sun Sep 21 22:14:13 EDT 2014 Angela Culver Fort Worth, TX , US
65731 Sun Sep 21 18:23:13 EDT 2014 Julia Kaloustian San Jose, CA , US
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 VĂ©lez Riverside, NJ , US
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.