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
62792 Thu Feb 19 23:11:29 EST 2015 Denise Griffin Mobile, AL , US
62791 Thu Feb 19 22:15:40 EST 2015 Orva M Gullett Marion, OH , US
62790 Thu Feb 19 21:23:02 EST 2015 Pamela Miller Tolar, TX , US
62789 Thu Feb 19 19:15:44 EST 2015 mauricio carvajal Santiago, ot , CL
62788 Thu Feb 19 18:53:51 EST 2015 Meta Williams Wakefield, VA , US
62787 Thu Feb 19 18:08:58 EST 2015 Joy Manz Commack, NY , US
62786 Thu Feb 19 18:03:54 EST 2015 Paula Berry johnstown, PA , US
62785 Thu Feb 19 16:16:15 EST 2015 Matthew Nasser Los Angeles, CA , US
62784 Thu Feb 19 15:41:35 EST 2015 Elide Gianfagna Campomarino, AZ , IT
62783 Thu Feb 19 15:41:04 EST 2015 Abigail Ann Fanestil Sequim, WA , US
62782 Thu Feb 19 15:39:34 EST 2015 Toby Cardoso Carolina Beach, NC , US
62781 Thu Feb 19 15:36:21 EST 2015 Gail salatrik Davisburg, MI , US
62780 Thu Feb 19 15:25:38 EST 2015 juanita patrick WHollywood, CA , US
62779 Thu Feb 19 15:09:30 EST 2015 Virginia Utt Melbourne, FL , US
62778 Thu Feb 19 15:02:59 EST 2015 Lill-Jeanette Sunde Brattholmen, ot , NO
62777 Thu Feb 19 15:02:58 EST 2015 Holly Latty-Mann Durham, NC , US
62776 Thu Feb 19 15:01:05 EST 2015 Margaret Sober Oklahoma City, OK , US
62775 Thu Feb 19 14:59:55 EST 2015 Gladys Casado Bronx, NY , US
62774 Wed Feb 18 09:37:17 EST 2015 Gail Matwichuk Cultus Lake, BC , CA
62773 Tue Feb 17 17:45:23 EST 2015 jessie foran cork, ot , IE
62772 Tue Feb 17 09:08:13 EST 2015 aviram sofir hillsboro, OR , US
62771 Mon Feb 16 20:06:03 EST 2015 Karen Redd Maumelle, AR , US
62770 Mon Feb 16 16:41:13 EST 2015 Frank Insana Phoenix, AZ , US
62769 Mon Feb 16 08:41:17 EST 2015 julie veneklasen branch, MI , US
62768 Mon Feb 16 07:23:58 EST 2015 Connie Connour Green Bay, WI , US
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