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
64510 Wed Feb 10 13:11:12 EST 2016 Anonymous Bucharest, ot , RO
64509 Tue Feb 09 09:03:08 EST 2016 THEODORE SPACHIDAKIS PIRAEUS, ot , GR
64508 Tue Feb 09 01:54:26 EST 2016 Leslie Blanchard Texas, TX , US
64507 Mon Feb 08 23:02:37 EST 2016 Dolores Bonanno Town : Birkirkara, ot , MT
64506 Mon Feb 08 21:27:13 EST 2016 Dennis Dymeck AZ, AZ , US
64505 Mon Feb 08 18:51:00 EST 2016 Sean Kallal CA, CA , US
64504 Mon Feb 08 17:41:45 EST 2016 Sharon Baily Charlottesville, VA , US
64503 Mon Feb 08 16:48:53 EST 2016 Debi Darnell Grimsley , TN , US
64502 Sun Feb 07 16:47:54 EST 2016 Paul McCarthy Scotia, NY , US
64501 Sun Feb 07 05:10:09 EST 2016 Wayne Langley Texas, TX , US
64500 Sun Feb 07 00:51:37 EST 2016 Geniece Medsker Sparta, NJ , US
64499 Sat Feb 06 03:21:24 EST 2016 Benjamin Wagner Port Orchard, WA , US
64498 Fri Feb 05 13:09:23 EST 2016 Carol Papworth WA, WA , US
64497 Fri Feb 05 12:44:48 EST 2016 Tricia Hamilton Shirley, NY , US
64496 Thu Feb 04 16:25:57 EST 2016 Linda Polinski Pittsburgh, PA , US
64495 Thu Feb 04 15:21:35 EST 2016 Gloria Stacholy Coral Gables, FL , US
64494 Thu Feb 04 15:01:40 EST 2016 Sarah Sivro Geneva , ot , CH
64493 Thu Feb 04 13:46:26 EST 2016 Anonymous Sussex, ot , GB
64492 Wed Feb 03 14:34:15 EST 2016 emme g ch, CA , US
64491 Wed Feb 03 01:45:41 EST 2016 LAURIE THOMPSON WEST RICHLAND, WA , US
64490 Wed Feb 03 01:44:45 EST 2016 LAURIE THOMPSON WEST RICHLAND, WA , US
64489 Tue Feb 02 22:15:54 EST 2016 Judith Haglund Sarasota, FL , US
64488 Tue Feb 02 18:34:32 EST 2016 Tina daCruz Northampton, ot , GB
64487 Mon Feb 01 20:46:01 EST 2016 Richard Monka Tucson, AZ , US
64486 Sun Jan 31 17:03:48 EST 2016 Brian K Sutton Louisville, KY , US
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