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
65536 Sun Aug 31 20:00:31 EDT 2014 Laura Freeney Loranger, LA , US
65535 Sun Aug 31 06:59:53 EDT 2014 liron solomon holon, ot , IL
65534 Sun Aug 31 02:46:56 EDT 2014 Dustin Cloyes Columbiaville, MI , US
65533 Sun Aug 31 01:30:23 EDT 2014 Elizabeth Boggess Hammond, IN , US
65532 Sat Aug 30 20:27:53 EDT 2014 Anonymous carlisle , KY , US
65531 Sat Aug 30 18:26:29 EDT 2014 Thomas Kuntz Portsmouth, VA , US
65530 Sat Aug 30 16:23:12 EDT 2014 Nancy Hauer White Bear Lake, MN , US
65529 Sat Aug 30 07:53:39 EDT 2014 Martin Haunhorst Bonn, ot , DE
65528 Fri Aug 29 23:17:19 EDT 2014 Jin Nothmann Owings mills, MD , US
65527 Fri Aug 29 19:11:06 EDT 2014 Lily Sandoval Pasadena , CA , US
65526 Fri Aug 29 15:18:58 EDT 2014 Matthew Mallery Tacoma, WA , US
65525 Fri Aug 29 14:33:05 EDT 2014 Nick Franklin Palm Springs, CA , US
65524 Fri Aug 29 12:57:29 EDT 2014 Ann Wiseman Mansfield, IL , US
65523 Fri Aug 29 12:15:43 EDT 2014 Anonymous Hamburg, ot , DE
65522 Fri Aug 29 11:00:26 EDT 2014 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
65521 Fri Aug 29 09:52:57 EDT 2014 Liane McFetridge Northolt, ot , GB
65520 Fri Aug 29 09:19:48 EDT 2014 Josefa Arana miami, FL , US
65519 Fri Aug 29 05:10:03 EDT 2014 andrea hagenaar rotterdam, ot , NL
65518 Fri Aug 29 04:10:21 EDT 2014 Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
65517 Fri Aug 29 04:10:20 EDT 2014 Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
65516 Fri Aug 29 03:39:12 EDT 2014 Iovanovici Camelia Timisoara, ot , RO
65515 Fri Aug 29 00:16:15 EDT 2014 debbie cat west monroe, NY , US
65514 Thu Aug 28 23:37:04 EDT 2014 Kelly Smith Derry, PA , US
65513 Thu Aug 28 23:10:35 EDT 2014 Sheila Mandell Fort Lauderdale, FL , US
65512 Thu Aug 28 20:12:07 EDT 2014 Laura Harrison White Plains, NY , US
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.