Center for Biological Diversity

Change Rattlesnake Roundups to Humane Festivals

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
65125 Tue May 24 05:01:10 EDT 2016 Rebecca Moras TRoutville, VA , US
65124 Sun May 22 21:42:39 EDT 2016 B. Conelley Frederick, MD , US
65123 Sun May 22 14:09:57 EDT 2016 Debbie Neimark Chicago, IL , US
65122 Sun May 22 04:19:57 EDT 2016 C W Seattle, WA , US
65121 Sun May 22 00:17:35 EDT 2016 Natalie Schott-Hartman Missouri, MO , US
65120 Sat May 21 19:43:53 EDT 2016 g m Pacifica, CA , US
65119 Sat May 21 19:19:23 EDT 2016 Carolyn Goldston Houston , TX , US
65118 Sat May 21 16:49:46 EDT 2016 Meaghan Black Hollister , CA , US
65117 Sat May 21 04:11:39 EDT 2016 Tom Lyon Wildwood, MO , BV
65116 Fri May 20 21:59:25 EDT 2016 Victoria Stratton Washington, WA , US
65115 Fri May 20 13:29:15 EDT 2016 sara sexton TX, TX , US
65114 Fri May 20 13:19:10 EDT 2016 Yvonne Albrecht Zurich, ot , CH
65113 Fri May 20 12:56:32 EDT 2016 Dr Hilary Lorraine Kensindton, CA , US
65112 Fri May 20 11:06:53 EDT 2016 jerod roberts ballwin, MO , US
65111 Fri May 20 10:45:28 EDT 2016 JOHANNA JARA Clifton, NJ , US
65110 Fri May 20 09:44:21 EDT 2016 christopher nagy mount kisco, NY , US
65109 Fri May 20 07:58:46 EDT 2016 Michele May Tolland, CT , US
65108 Fri May 20 06:43:50 EDT 2016 Edele Heath Englewood, CO , US
65107 Fri May 20 04:47:31 EDT 2016 Daniela Rossi Pomezia (Roma), ID , IT
65106 Fri May 20 04:05:26 EDT 2016 Ocean Borden Texas, TX , US
65105 Fri May 20 00:27:43 EDT 2016 Megan Bornman Sandton, ot , ZA
65104 Thu May 19 23:34:28 EDT 2016 Judie Mackie Clinton Corners, NY , US
65103 Thu May 19 23:16:46 EDT 2016 Barbara Singet Lauderhill, FL , US
65102 Thu May 19 22:22:24 EDT 2016 Jimmie Lynne Berry Flatwoods, KY , US
65101 Thu May 19 21:22:50 EDT 2016 Debi Martinez Reno, NV , US
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