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
65954 Thu Oct 30 21:52:20 EDT 2014 Jin Nothmann Owings mills, MD , US
65953 Thu Oct 30 21:29:22 EDT 2014 Virginia Allgaier Stirling, NJ , US
65952 Thu Oct 30 20:24:35 EDT 2014 roger brock new windsor, NY , US
65951 Thu Oct 30 12:43:55 EDT 2014 Denise Griffin Mobile, AL , US
65950 Wed Oct 29 22:03:28 EDT 2014 Sheila Mandell Fort Lauderdale, FL , US
65949 Tue Oct 28 12:37:27 EDT 2014 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
65948 Tue Oct 28 12:28:30 EDT 2014 Kim Martin Arcade, WV , US
65947 Tue Oct 28 10:43:29 EDT 2014 chenie kaur kuala lumpur, ot , MY
65946 Sun Oct 26 23:16:14 EDT 2014 david calligeros Nyack, NY , US
65945 Sun Oct 26 19:13:26 EDT 2014 Sandra Angelini vinalmont, ot , BE
65944 Sun Oct 26 18:36:57 EDT 2014 Cara Ammon Chicago, IL , US
65943 Sun Oct 26 14:57:08 EDT 2014 Sylvia Coburn Reno, NV , US
65942 Sat Oct 25 20:46:04 EDT 2014 J. Woodworth Newman Lk., WA , US
65941 Fri Oct 24 22:13:37 EDT 2014 Joyce Angleberger Funkstown, MD , US
65940 Fri Oct 24 19:44:54 EDT 2014 donna cocuzza port richey, FL , US
65939 Fri Oct 24 15:50:18 EDT 2014 Eugene Linderkamp Tucson, AZ , US
65938 Fri Oct 24 15:22:08 EDT 2014 terri pigford dayton, OH , US
65937 Fri Oct 24 15:21:59 EDT 2014 Jorge Marques Maia, ot , PT
65936 Fri Oct 24 12:33:21 EDT 2014 Platto Manuela Agnese rovato brescia, IN , IT
65935 Fri Oct 24 12:21:11 EDT 2014 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
65934 Fri Oct 24 08:04:36 EDT 2014 Jean Lee Miami Shores, FL , US
65933 Fri Oct 24 06:13:44 EDT 2014 Tonya Howard Southampton, ot , BM
65932 Fri Oct 24 04:01:44 EDT 2014 Christelle Michon Paris, ot , FR
65931 Fri Oct 24 03:46:03 EDT 2014 Marthese Cassar GUDJA, ot , MT
65930 Fri Oct 24 01:13:29 EDT 2014 Cuauhtémoc González Chípuli Shaker Heights, OH , US
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