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
63789 Thu Jul 30 15:49:28 EDT 2015 Helga S. Edemissen, CA , DE
63788 Thu Jul 30 15:22:58 EDT 2015 Anonymous New York, NY , US
63787 Tue Jul 28 14:14:08 EDT 2015 Andres Leal Mission, TX , US
63786 Tue Jul 28 05:03:39 EDT 2015 natali kitaeva Odessa, ot , UA
63785 Mon Jul 27 11:37:01 EDT 2015 Kimberly Lowe Gahanna, OH , US
63784 Mon Jul 27 09:12:45 EDT 2015 Kathy Ambrus FL, FL , US
63783 Mon Jul 27 00:31:35 EDT 2015 Denise Wright Los Angeles, CA , US
63782 Sat Jul 25 15:29:09 EDT 2015 Marcia & Luther Lyle Walhalla, SC , US
63781 Sat Jul 25 14:13:29 EDT 2015 Karen Anderson Excel, AL , US
63780 Sat Jul 25 06:44:30 EDT 2015 Caroline Williams Neutral Bay, ot , AU
63779 Fri Jul 24 20:42:03 EDT 2015 Betty Almand Avondale Est, GA , US
63778 Fri Jul 24 18:17:54 EDT 2015 Anneliese Lipinski Somerset, NJ , US
63777 Fri Jul 24 15:57:07 EDT 2015 Paula Beneke Anchorage , AK , US
63776 Fri Jul 24 15:57:06 EDT 2015 Paula Beneke Anchorage , AK , US
63775 Fri Jul 24 15:54:40 EDT 2015 Diane Doesserich New York, NY , US
63774 Thu Jul 23 23:11:50 EDT 2015 Kim Robinson Grover, NC , US
63773 Thu Jul 23 21:44:44 EDT 2015 Anonymous Montara, CA , US
63772 Thu Jul 23 20:34:40 EDT 2015 mauricio carvajal Santiago, ot , CL
63771 Thu Jul 23 19:09:55 EDT 2015 Susan Jacob Rockville Centre, NY , US
63770 Thu Jul 23 18:24:20 EDT 2015 Camilina Montanez Mountain view , CA , US
63769 Thu Jul 23 17:56:08 EDT 2015 Theodore Marszalek Chicago, IL , US
63768 Thu Jul 23 17:24:36 EDT 2015 aniza cordova San Pedro, CA , US
63767 Thu Jul 23 17:12:49 EDT 2015 Nancy Young Columbus, OH , US
63766 Thu Jul 23 16:49:52 EDT 2015 sara sexton TX, TX , US
63765 Thu Jul 23 15:59:01 EDT 2015 Dawn Stuart va, VA , US
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.