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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
64770 Sat Jul 19 23:16:12 EDT 2014 Nerma Valentic South Burlington, VT , US
64769 Sat Jul 19 16:10:32 EDT 2014 Martin Haunhorst Bonn, ot , DE
64768 Sat Jul 19 14:59:30 EDT 2014 Lizette Johnstone Cape Town, ot , ZA
64767 Sat Jul 19 13:28:26 EDT 2014 michael levitt concord, CA , US
64766 Sat Jul 19 13:21:39 EDT 2014 Anne Carlson Seattle, WA , US
64765 Sat Jul 19 12:29:39 EDT 2014 Claudia de Garmo Woodland Hills, CA , US
64764 Sat Jul 19 12:12:05 EDT 2014 Barbara VanNess Kansas City, MO , US
64763 Sat Jul 19 11:12:04 EDT 2014 Kimberly Wright Indianapolis, IN , US
64762 Sat Jul 19 10:51:45 EDT 2014 Pamela Polizzi Morganton, GA , US
64761 Sat Jul 19 07:48:41 EDT 2014 Parker Stewart Houndsville, AL , US
64760 Sat Jul 19 04:48:13 EDT 2014 CHERIE REEVES-RUTLEDGE CENTRAL POINT, OR , US
64759 Sat Jul 19 03:07:01 EDT 2014 Benjamin Debski McLaren Vale, ot , AU
64758 Sat Jul 19 00:21:09 EDT 2014 Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
64757 Fri Jul 18 23:56:21 EDT 2014 henry kantrowitz murrieta, CA , US
64756 Fri Jul 18 22:40:02 EDT 2014 Marsha Stanek Oregon, WI , US
64755 Fri Jul 18 21:14:19 EDT 2014 elinor zlotnik tucson, AZ , US
64754 Fri Jul 18 18:16:37 EDT 2014 Evgenia Vyatchanin Gainesville, FL , US
64753 Fri Jul 18 17:17:54 EDT 2014 Anonymous Leominster, MA , US
64752 Fri Jul 18 16:07:09 EDT 2014 Pamela DeLitta The Woodlands, TX , US
64751 Fri Jul 18 14:20:38 EDT 2014 Nicole Loh Singapore, ot , SG
64750 Fri Jul 18 13:46:56 EDT 2014 Kathryn Kaufman Framingham, MA , US
64749 Fri Jul 18 13:41:39 EDT 2014 mr. g. west everett, WA , US
64748 Fri Jul 18 13:13:32 EDT 2014 Edy G Soto Sylmar, CA , US
64747 Fri Jul 18 13:06:04 EDT 2014 Mary Hickey Wooster, OH , US
64746 Fri Jul 18 11:53:52 EDT 2014 julie veneklasen branch, MI , US
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