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
65708 Thu Sep 18 15:22:43 EDT 2014 nelson myers harrisburg, PA , GB
65707 Thu Sep 18 15:21:24 EDT 2014 Lynda West Falls Church, VA , US
65706 Thu Sep 18 15:19:41 EDT 2014 Elisabetta Lelli Spinetoli - AP - ITALY, ot , IT
65705 Thu Sep 18 14:50:09 EDT 2014 patti Mckinley Chicago, IL , US
65704 Thu Sep 18 14:50:01 EDT 2014 Josefa Arana miami, FL , US
65703 Thu Sep 18 14:31:45 EDT 2014 Ellen McConnell Sayreville, NJ , US
65702 Thu Sep 18 14:22:29 EDT 2014 Shannon Darsow Rosemount, MN , US
65701 Wed Sep 17 18:24:34 EDT 2014 Debbie Neimark Chicago, IL , US
65700 Wed Sep 17 05:12:49 EDT 2014 Miriam Feehily Boehamwood, ot , GB
65699 Wed Sep 17 04:37:17 EDT 2014 Ashley Scarlett Williamsburg, MI , US
65698 Tue Sep 16 17:40:53 EDT 2014 Rebecca Barker Reseda, CA , US
65697 Tue Sep 16 17:15:13 EDT 2014 Kari Grinager Brooklyn Park, MN , US
65696 Tue Sep 16 14:44:46 EDT 2014 Melody Safken Whitewater, CO , US
65695 Tue Sep 16 14:24:06 EDT 2014 John Gamble Independence, MO , US
65694 Tue Sep 16 12:23:11 EDT 2014 patricia janssens bruxelles, ot , BE
65693 Tue Sep 16 12:11:24 EDT 2014 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
65692 Tue Sep 16 10:54:15 EDT 2014 vito paolo quinto roma, ot , IT
65691 Tue Sep 16 03:32:17 EDT 2014 Jana Repova Prague, ot , CZ
65690 Mon Sep 15 16:51:08 EDT 2014 Ingrid Becerril Palmdale, CA , US
65689 Mon Sep 15 14:12:54 EDT 2014 Iman Kilb Zürich , CH
65688 Mon Sep 15 14:05:59 EDT 2014 Carolien Mutsaers Zürich , CH
65687 Mon Sep 15 13:57:22 EDT 2014 Bianca Sodfried Purbach, ot , AT
65686 Mon Sep 15 12:36:54 EDT 2014 Bonnie Svec Rockville, MD , US
65685 Mon Sep 15 05:55:26 EDT 2014 sandra klein Obertshausen, ot , DE
65684 Sun Sep 14 23:12:51 EDT 2014 Georgii Billiris Atlanta, GA , US
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