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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
64477 Thu Jan 28 17:30:27 EST 2016 Francine Hodovan CT, CT , US
64476 Thu Jan 28 17:19:30 EST 2016 sara sexton TX, TX , US
64475 Thu Jan 28 17:15:50 EST 2016 Mary Faulkenberry Sevierville, TN , US
64474 Thu Jan 28 16:58:33 EST 2016 Marta Styczynska - Select -, ot , SK
64473 Thu Jan 28 16:44:54 EST 2016 Anonymous Longmont, CO , US
64472 Thu Jan 28 16:44:25 EST 2016 mr.g. west everett, WA , US
64471 Thu Jan 28 15:57:38 EST 2016 GABRIELA VARGAS cuernavaca, IA , MX
64470 Thu Jan 28 14:43:34 EST 2016 Suzanne Josten Todtnau, ot , DE
64469 Thu Jan 28 14:41:19 EST 2016 Carolyn Goldston Houston , TX , US
64468 Thu Jan 28 14:40:16 EST 2016 Rosemary Pasquarello Lynbrook, NY , US
64467 Thu Jan 28 14:28:05 EST 2016 L A Pennsylvania, PA , US
64466 Thu Jan 28 14:17:05 EST 2016 Damian Hinman Carrollton, GA , US
64465 Thu Jan 28 14:13:03 EST 2016 Anonymous Belleville, IL , US
64464 Thu Jan 28 14:09:38 EST 2016 JILL MORRA DAVIS POMPANO BEACH, FL , US
64463 Thu Jan 28 14:09:37 EST 2016 JILL MORRA DAVIS POMPANO BEACH, FL , US
64462 Thu Jan 28 13:41:06 EST 2016 Elisa Rico Ontario, ON , CA
64461 Thu Jan 28 12:26:54 EST 2016 Damon Copeland Ocoee, FL , US
64460 Thu Jan 28 11:47:02 EST 2016 elizabeth brown los angles, CA , US
64459 Thu Jan 28 11:46:10 EST 2016 elizabeth brown los angles, CA , US
64458 Thu Jan 28 11:14:39 EST 2016 mary mcbride rochester kent, ot , GB
64457 Thu Jan 28 10:20:46 EST 2016 Patricia Tremblay Summerfield, FL , US
64456 Wed Jan 27 22:07:21 EST 2016 Susan Elliott Concord, CA , US
64455 Wed Jan 27 20:38:16 EST 2016 Tina Naugle Longmont, CO , US
64454 Wed Jan 27 16:32:17 EST 2016 Tiana Brachel Cartersville, GA , US
64453 Wed Jan 27 03:55:54 EST 2016 Anonymous Weston, ot , GB
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