Center for Biological Diversity

Change Rattlesnake Roundups to Humane Festivals

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
65161 Fri May 27 08:09:46 EDT 2016 Lary McKee Oregon, OR , US
65160 Fri May 27 07:42:54 EDT 2016 ARLEN TUCKER atlanta, GA , US
65159 Fri May 27 07:02:40 EDT 2016 Anonymous NY, NY , US
65158 Fri May 27 05:09:33 EDT 2016 Natalia Kuznetsova Shchekino, ot , RU
65157 Fri May 27 03:06:01 EDT 2016 Valentina Morbini Gardone V.T., ot , IT
65156 Fri May 27 00:06:49 EDT 2016 Denise Wilson Malvern, PA , US
65155 Thu May 26 23:28:05 EDT 2016 Richard Polley Washington, WA , US
65154 Thu May 26 22:16:23 EDT 2016 Karsten Mueller Santa Cruz, CA , US
65153 Thu May 26 22:02:30 EDT 2016 Stephen Alley CO, CO , US
65152 Thu May 26 21:36:10 EDT 2016 Victoria Jones taos, NM , US
65151 Thu May 26 20:49:36 EDT 2016 Debrah Ziehm Sebastopol, CA , US
65150 Thu May 26 19:08:34 EDT 2016 Karla Everett San Jose, CA , US
65149 Thu May 26 18:39:53 EDT 2016 Katrine Quinn Vermont, VT , US
65148 Thu May 26 18:25:08 EDT 2016 David Wolf Philadelphia , PA , US
65147 Thu May 26 18:22:57 EDT 2016 Michelle Carr Charlotte, NC , US
65146 Thu May 26 17:55:20 EDT 2016 Sue Velez Delran , NJ , US
65145 Thu May 26 17:49:39 EDT 2016 Lara Post Ann Arbor, MI , US
65144 Thu May 26 17:45:54 EDT 2016 Julie Joreski Palos Park, IL , US
65143 Thu May 26 17:33:47 EDT 2016 Debra Smith OR, OR , US
65142 Thu May 26 17:12:51 EDT 2016 Bonnie Morais Cooper City, FL , US
65141 Thu May 26 17:08:48 EDT 2016 Maria João de Carvalho Vila Real, ot , PT
65140 Thu May 26 17:08:40 EDT 2016 Anonymous Vallejo, CA , US
65139 Thu May 26 16:49:11 EDT 2016 Tammy Seymour OH, OH , US
65138 Thu May 26 16:48:38 EDT 2016 Tammy Seymour OH, OH , US
65137 Thu May 26 16:40:37 EDT 2016 Gerda Brasser Krommenie, GU , NL
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