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
65511 Thu Aug 28 19:11:37 EDT 2014 Nicole Santiago-Passi Lakewood, NJ , US
65510 Thu Aug 28 18:41:31 EDT 2014 macyle candela East Berlin, PA , US
65509 Thu Aug 28 18:07:10 EDT 2014 Sarala Arunagiri El Paso, TX , US
65508 Thu Aug 28 16:25:50 EDT 2014 Nicolás Caballero Sevilla, ot , ES
65507 Thu Aug 28 16:23:35 EDT 2014 Nicolás Caballero Sevilla, ot , ES
65506 Thu Aug 28 16:22:12 EDT 2014 Barbara Poulsen Corvallis, OR , US
65505 Thu Aug 28 16:17:43 EDT 2014 Nichole Noelle Vancouver, WA , US
65504 Thu Aug 28 16:08:14 EDT 2014 Anonymous Staunton, VA , US
65503 Thu Aug 28 16:07:51 EDT 2014 Glenda Kendrick Fresno, CA , US
65502 Thu Aug 28 16:07:42 EDT 2014 Virginia Utt Melbourne, FL , US
65501 Thu Aug 28 15:45:14 EDT 2014 Glenn Eklund Oak Harbor, WA , US
65500 Thu Aug 28 15:39:42 EDT 2014 tara appleman roaring spring, PA , US
65499 Thu Aug 28 01:16:39 EDT 2014 Laurie Sargent Livermore, CA , US
65498 Wed Aug 27 21:52:22 EDT 2014 Sheila Mandell Fort Lauderdale, FL , US
65497 Wed Aug 27 11:39:39 EDT 2014 Maria D'Oporto Puebla, ot , MX
65496 Tue Aug 26 21:10:02 EDT 2014 Anonymous Magna, UT , US
65495 Tue Aug 26 11:13:16 EDT 2014 Bridget Bailey Stafford, VA , US
65494 Tue Aug 26 10:54:52 EDT 2014 cynthia west Gaithersburg, MD , US
65493 Tue Aug 26 10:29:17 EDT 2014 monique ponce Aulnay-sous-Bois, ot , FR
65492 Tue Aug 26 10:22:00 EDT 2014 Rebecca Banner Canton, OH , US
65491 Mon Aug 25 19:14:20 EDT 2014 Pamela Miller Tolar, TX , US
65490 Mon Aug 25 18:30:45 EDT 2014 Jose Avetikyan Moskva, ot , RU
65489 Mon Aug 25 18:30:39 EDT 2014 Jose Avetikyan Moskva, ot , RU
65488 Mon Aug 25 18:30:35 EDT 2014 Jose Avetikyan Moskva, ot , RU
65487 Mon Aug 25 17:33:14 EDT 2014 Alisa Adobajor Moscow, ot , RU
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