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
65434 Fri Aug 22 10:19:00 EDT 2014 toni seiden hendersonville, TN , US
65433 Fri Aug 22 10:04:50 EDT 2014 JULES WEISS Berkeley, CA , US
65432 Fri Aug 22 09:41:42 EDT 2014 m.cecilia dallari modena, ot , IT
65431 Fri Aug 22 09:09:04 EDT 2014 Barrie Newell Manhattan Beach, CA , US
65430 Fri Aug 22 07:28:37 EDT 2014 Jamie Greer West Orange, NJ , US
65429 Fri Aug 22 07:25:45 EDT 2014 Corey Pane West Hartford, CT , US
65428 Fri Aug 22 06:54:15 EDT 2014 ANTONIA Vassila Athens, ot , GR
65427 Fri Aug 22 06:41:17 EDT 2014 berny lottner cologne, ot , DE
65426 Fri Aug 22 06:13:01 EDT 2014 Sara Manzoni Monghidoro, ot , IT
65425 Fri Aug 22 06:03:37 EDT 2014 George Bourlotos Belleville, NJ , US
65424 Fri Aug 22 04:37:38 EDT 2014 Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
65423 Fri Aug 22 02:45:13 EDT 2014 Iovanovici Camelia Timisoara, ot , RO
65422 Fri Aug 22 02:23:19 EDT 2014 Robert Drop Albrandswaard, ot , NL
65421 Fri Aug 22 02:15:46 EDT 2014 suzanne aagaard svendborg, ot , DK
65420 Fri Aug 22 01:23:46 EDT 2014 dana dembinny n├╝rnberg, ot , DE
65419 Fri Aug 22 00:23:22 EDT 2014 Carol Chandler Fort Mill, SC , US
65418 Fri Aug 22 00:16:32 EDT 2014 Torah Alabidi Spokane, WA , US
65417 Thu Aug 21 23:51:26 EDT 2014 Olga Troyan Taraz, ot , KZ
65416 Thu Aug 21 23:34:21 EDT 2014 Sumana Raychaudhuri New York, NY , US
65415 Thu Aug 21 23:07:07 EDT 2014 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
65414 Thu Aug 21 23:00:50 EDT 2014 Shalise Wilson Roseville, CA , US
65413 Thu Aug 21 22:45:09 EDT 2014 Darren Mitton Clarkston, GA , US
65412 Thu Aug 21 22:31:20 EDT 2014 Marie Cassaro Brigantine, NJ , US
65411 Thu Aug 21 22:30:55 EDT 2014 Debbie Brozak Oak Lawn, IL , US
65410 Thu Aug 21 22:08:50 EDT 2014 Kelley Griffin Coatsville, PA , US
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.