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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
64996 Thu May 05 14:44:30 EDT 2016 Anonymous east, PA , US
64995 Wed May 04 10:22:49 EDT 2016 Roginia Gonzalez Miami, FL , US
64994 Tue May 03 16:19:31 EDT 2016 Maria Schulz Outside US, ot , RO
64993 Tue May 03 14:10:58 EDT 2016 Christine Higgins Columbus, OH , US
64992 Tue May 03 11:58:49 EDT 2016 manuela wolter san-jose, ID , CR
64991 Tue May 03 11:07:20 EDT 2016 Harry Bord Ohio, OH , US
64990 Mon May 02 23:54:50 EDT 2016 Elizabeth Marino NH, NH , US
64989 Mon May 02 22:48:22 EDT 2016 susanna minacheili THESSALONIKI, HI , GR
64988 Mon May 02 17:01:49 EDT 2016 jeanine mielke boonville, MO , US
64987 Mon May 02 14:53:45 EDT 2016 Alexandra Colonna East Hampton , NY , US
64986 Mon May 02 13:47:20 EDT 2016 Alan Harper Virginia, VA , US
64985 Mon May 02 13:12:20 EDT 2016 Kristin Lewis Stafford, TX , US
64984 Mon May 02 02:42:01 EDT 2016 Anonymous Victorville, CA , US
64983 Sun May 01 19:14:34 EDT 2016 Lauren Jusek Garrettsville, OH , US
64982 Sun May 01 09:28:08 EDT 2016 BECKY bunnell Vermont, VT , US
64981 Sat Apr 30 21:03:18 EDT 2016 Mary Claire Krager Georgetown, DE , US
64980 Sat Apr 30 18:09:05 EDT 2016 Marce Walsh Houston, TX , US
64979 Sat Apr 30 17:45:01 EDT 2016 Yael Shimshin Jerusalem, ot , IL
64978 Sat Apr 30 16:54:22 EDT 2016 Katalin Kónya-Jakus None, ot , HU
64977 Sat Apr 30 14:19:18 EDT 2016 Ben Williams Crestview , FL , US
64976 Sat Apr 30 13:10:11 EDT 2016 cindy sheaks hialeah, FL , US
64975 Fri Apr 29 20:31:25 EDT 2016 Mary Proteau Los Angeles, CA , US
64974 Fri Apr 29 20:00:33 EDT 2016 Megan Baker MO, MO , US
64973 Fri Apr 29 16:57:40 EDT 2016 Marianna Sandulescu MI, MI , US
64972 Fri Apr 29 16:34:17 EDT 2016 Tejashri Sawant Mumbai, ot , IN
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.