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
62705 Sun Feb 01 00:30:11 EST 2015 Golden Mary Portland, OR , US
62704 Sun Feb 01 00:30:11 EST 2015 Golden Mary Portland, OR , US
62703 Sat Jan 31 11:26:41 EST 2015 Beverly Adams t or C, NM , US
62702 Fri Jan 30 13:03:25 EST 2015 annie belt san jose, CA , US
62701 Fri Jan 30 08:53:00 EST 2015 Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
62700 Thu Jan 29 16:58:15 EST 2015 Cheryl Garcia Damascus, MD , US
62699 Thu Jan 29 16:14:20 EST 2015 Sandy Poole overland park , KS , US
62698 Thu Jan 29 14:32:55 EST 2015 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
62697 Thu Jan 29 10:26:40 EST 2015 Vilma Mengoli Bologna, ot , JO
62696 Wed Jan 28 15:32:13 EST 2015 Dennis Landi Long Beach, CA , US
62695 Tue Jan 27 00:37:58 EST 2015 Ruth Galindo Sacramento, CA , US
62694 Mon Jan 26 15:19:39 EST 2015 K. Arnone Brooklyn, NY , BF
62693 Mon Jan 26 14:21:26 EST 2015 Susan Warner El Cerrito, CA , US
62692 Sat Jan 24 14:09:16 EST 2015 Natasha Haynes Bristol, ot , GB
62691 Sat Jan 24 10:41:40 EST 2015 Josette Martin Palm Coast , FL , US
62690 Fri Jan 23 21:37:39 EST 2015 Christine Cranston Seattle, WA , US
62689 Fri Jan 23 15:04:20 EST 2015 William Mullen Wheeler, OR , US
62688 Fri Jan 23 11:35:36 EST 2015 Orva M Gullett Marion, OH , US
62687 Thu Jan 22 19:18:49 EST 2015 karen howard blaine, WA , US
62686 Thu Jan 22 16:31:27 EST 2015 Candace Kay Houma, LA , US
62685 Thu Jan 22 16:27:33 EST 2015 orchid ra southport, NC , US
62684 Tue Jan 20 17:50:26 EST 2015 rocco frangione ottawa, CA , US
62683 Sun Jan 18 23:15:38 EST 2015 donna cocuzza PORT RICHEY, FL , US
62682 Sat Jan 17 21:52:06 EST 2015 Karen Janda Aurora, CO , US
62681 Sat Jan 17 15:22:35 EST 2015 ana maria pimentel grand rapids, MI , US
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.