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
62763 Thu Apr 17 20:44:53 EDT 2014 susan lewis ypsilanti, MI , US
62762 Thu Apr 17 20:36:58 EDT 2014 Tiffany Hayden Phoenix, AZ , US
62761 Thu Apr 17 20:35:42 EDT 2014 Jerry Rivers Roosevelt, NY , US
62760 Thu Apr 17 20:31:04 EDT 2014 Carolina Gomez Glendale, AZ , US
62759 Thu Apr 17 20:13:03 EDT 2014 Ann Sandritter Old Bridge, NJ , US
62758 Thu Apr 17 19:52:53 EDT 2014 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
62757 Thu Apr 17 19:44:45 EDT 2014 Sheri Hill Santa Maria , CA , US
62756 Thu Apr 17 19:42:03 EDT 2014 jennifer larkin los angeles, CA , US
62755 Thu Apr 17 19:41:31 EDT 2014 Sue VĂ©lez Riverside, NJ , US
62754 Thu Apr 17 19:36:12 EDT 2014 Mark Levin plymouth meeting, PA , US
62753 Thu Apr 17 19:31:50 EDT 2014 Matthew Tarpley McDonough, GA , US
62752 Thu Apr 17 19:29:22 EDT 2014 Shanae Yip Fremont, CA , US
62751 Thu Apr 17 19:29:13 EDT 2014 Jamie Greer West Orange, NJ , US
62750 Thu Apr 17 18:47:24 EDT 2014 Jenny Peterson madison, WI , US
62749 Thu Apr 17 18:37:57 EDT 2014 John Melland Boise, ID , US
62748 Thu Apr 17 18:22:31 EDT 2014 Susan zeiger ardsey, NY , US
62747 Thu Apr 17 18:20:30 EDT 2014 Chiara Lo Giudice Essen, ot , DE
62746 Thu Apr 17 18:13:55 EDT 2014 Jessica Brothers colver, PA , US
62745 Thu Apr 17 18:01:30 EDT 2014 Alexandr Yantselovskiy Vyshneve, ot , UA
62744 Thu Apr 17 17:57:07 EDT 2014 Joan Kolessar Nazareth, PA , US
62743 Thu Apr 17 17:46:34 EDT 2014 Denise Mohr Houston, TX , US
62742 Thu Apr 17 17:31:25 EDT 2014 Victoria Christian Northbrook, IL , US
62741 Thu Apr 17 17:31:25 EDT 2014 c evans lagunitas, CA , US
62740 Thu Apr 17 17:31:16 EDT 2014 Paola Charry Miami Beach, FL , US
62739 Thu Apr 17 17:25:09 EDT 2014 wayne sheridan sf, CA , US
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.