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
65008 Thu Jul 31 19:29:31 EDT 2014 Eugenia Mixon Katy, TX , US
65007 Thu Jul 31 19:29:28 EDT 2014 Eugenia Mixon Katy, TX , US
65006 Thu Jul 31 19:29:25 EDT 2014 Eugenia Mixon Katy, TX , US
65005 Thu Jul 31 19:29:22 EDT 2014 Eugenia Mixon Katy, TX , US
65004 Thu Jul 31 19:29:20 EDT 2014 Eugenia Mixon Katy, TX , US
65003 Thu Jul 31 19:20:55 EDT 2014 Anne Barusta Toronto, ON , CA
65002 Thu Jul 31 19:12:32 EDT 2014 Kim Hart Des Moines, IA , US
65001 Thu Jul 31 19:11:29 EDT 2014 Joan Mayr Cudahy, WI , US
65000 Thu Jul 31 19:06:11 EDT 2014 Anonymous San Marcos, CA , US
64999 Thu Jul 31 18:55:53 EDT 2014 doris howard new orleans, LA , US
64998 Thu Jul 31 18:54:38 EDT 2014 Matthew Ramos brooklyn, NY , US
64997 Thu Jul 31 18:49:26 EDT 2014 D'Arcy Goodrich Omaha, NE , US
64996 Thu Jul 31 18:38:44 EDT 2014 max magbee Baton Rouge, LA , US
64995 Thu Jul 31 18:24:25 EDT 2014 Gail Evans Sun Prairie, WI , US
64994 Thu Jul 31 18:21:04 EDT 2014 Nancy Rittenhouse Ocoee, FL , US
64993 Thu Jul 31 18:02:09 EDT 2014 Tea Miklic Ljubljana, ot , SI
64992 Thu Jul 31 17:57:11 EDT 2014 Jason Crawford Lancaster, PA , US
64991 Thu Jul 31 17:57:04 EDT 2014 Wayne Langley Grand Prairie, TX , US
64990 Thu Jul 31 17:50:08 EDT 2014 Veronica Emilio Shelton, CT , US
64989 Thu Jul 31 17:35:50 EDT 2014 Alec Hendrickson minneapolis, MN , US
64988 Thu Jul 31 17:26:23 EDT 2014 Michele Osland Easley, SC , US
64987 Thu Jul 31 17:21:26 EDT 2014 Joan Mitsuka Somers, NY , US
64986 Thu Jul 31 17:15:43 EDT 2014 Chiara Lo Giudice Essen, ot , DE
64985 Thu Jul 31 17:12:20 EDT 2014 Sharon Wood Greeley, CO , US
64984 Thu Jul 31 17:06:20 EDT 2014 Carola Ebertz-Knop Walsrode, ot , DE
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.