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
64855 Thu Jul 24 20:12:31 EDT 2014 Elisabeth Bollman Windsor, CA , US
64854 Thu Jul 24 20:10:48 EDT 2014 mauricio carvajal Santiago, ot , CL
64853 Thu Jul 24 20:05:23 EDT 2014 Michaele Datsko Milwaukee, WI , US
64852 Thu Jul 24 19:58:38 EDT 2014 Anonymous Apache Junction, AZ , US
64851 Thu Jul 24 19:58:20 EDT 2014 Anonymous Apache Junction, AZ , US
64850 Thu Jul 24 19:51:38 EDT 2014 Shalise Wilson Roseville, CA , US
64849 Thu Jul 24 19:48:01 EDT 2014 Jamie Greer West Orange, NJ , US
64848 Thu Jul 24 19:13:39 EDT 2014 Jolanta Wright Orlando, FL , US
64847 Thu Jul 24 19:11:32 EDT 2014 Joe Madres Sarasota, FL , US
64846 Thu Jul 24 19:04:04 EDT 2014 Mathew Stephenitch Riverside, CA , US
64845 Thu Jul 24 18:59:02 EDT 2014 Carrie Nelson Hayward, WI , US
64844 Thu Jul 24 18:39:21 EDT 2014 Hildy Ismail Hallandale , FL , US
64843 Thu Jul 24 18:29:43 EDT 2014 janna piper portland, OR , US
64842 Thu Jul 24 18:28:08 EDT 2014 Martin Wieland Sarasota, FL , US
64841 Thu Jul 24 18:05:13 EDT 2014 Meagan Guertin Roseville, MI , US
64840 Thu Jul 24 18:05:11 EDT 2014 Anonymous encinitas, CA , US
64839 Thu Jul 24 17:45:58 EDT 2014 Gregory Amour Whittier, CA , US
64838 Thu Jul 24 17:42:59 EDT 2014 Anonymous Salem, OR , US
64837 Thu Jul 24 17:41:07 EDT 2014 Joe McComb Denver, CO , US
64836 Thu Jul 24 17:40:25 EDT 2014 Raymond Nuesch Washington, DC , US
64835 Thu Jul 24 17:40:02 EDT 2014 Michelle Deering Watsonville , CA , US
64834 Thu Jul 24 17:39:25 EDT 2014 Penelope Smith Omaha, NE , US
64833 Thu Jul 24 17:25:57 EDT 2014 mr. g. west everett, WA , US
64832 Thu Jul 24 17:17:34 EDT 2014 David G. Laramie Worcester, MA , US
64831 Thu Jul 24 17:05:57 EDT 2014 Sarah Weldon Des Moines, IA , US
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.