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
66089 Fri Dec 12 15:06:53 EST 2014 Robyn Smith Mercer Island, WA , US
66088 Fri Dec 12 06:36:14 EST 2014 Jessica mcfrederick Mantua, OH , US
66087 Fri Dec 12 01:22:12 EST 2014 Joan Christensen Intl Falls, MN , US
66086 Thu Dec 11 17:54:33 EST 2014 susan childs Swartz Creek, MI , US
66085 Thu Dec 11 14:16:44 EST 2014 Barbara Luhmann Teaneck, NJ , US
66084 Tue Dec 09 16:33:03 EST 2014 DENISE KASTNER LOWELL, IN , US
66083 Tue Dec 09 15:38:23 EST 2014 Antoinette Ohayon Miami, FL , US
66082 Tue Dec 09 13:09:06 EST 2014 Donna Reppert Allentown, PA , US
66081 Tue Dec 09 07:13:02 EST 2014 marisol melgarejo hoorn, ot , NL
66080 Mon Dec 08 13:20:45 EST 2014 Donna Brown East Hampton, NY , US
66079 Mon Dec 08 13:17:55 EST 2014 Ashley Erdmann racine, WI , US
66078 Sat Dec 06 21:52:07 EST 2014 Anonymous Forsyth, GA , US
66077 Sat Dec 06 15:35:58 EST 2014 kristin sullivan fort collins, CO , US
66076 Sat Dec 06 14:52:05 EST 2014 Tiffany Baker Nicholasville, KY , US
66075 Fri Dec 05 12:38:01 EST 2014 berny lottner cologne, ot , DE
66074 Fri Dec 05 08:41:45 EST 2014 Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
66073 Fri Dec 05 07:49:29 EST 2014 ruth breznay london, ot , GB
66072 Thu Dec 04 22:09:35 EST 2014 Phil Fitzgerald Olathe, KS , US
66071 Thu Dec 04 20:36:17 EST 2014 Anonymous Charlotte, NC , US
66070 Thu Dec 04 18:42:03 EST 2014 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
66069 Thu Dec 04 17:27:24 EST 2014 Marie-José CHOBERT Saint Jean de Braye, ot , FR
66068 Tue Dec 02 16:59:37 EST 2014 Anonymous Los Angeles, CA , US
66067 Tue Dec 02 13:07:12 EST 2014 enzo mulas florence, ot , IT
66066 Tue Dec 02 10:10:22 EST 2014 mario giannone florence, ot , IT
66065 Tue Dec 02 03:38:41 EST 2014 Tom Finholt Wildwood, MO , US
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