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
66187 Thu Jan 15 14:01:36 EST 2015 Virginia Dwyer Clark Mills, NY , US
66186 Thu Jan 15 08:14:36 EST 2015 anna pazarena maha, NE , US
66185 Thu Jan 15 03:57:03 EST 2015 Anonymous Luebeck, ot , DE
66184 Wed Jan 14 14:02:26 EST 2015 Gary Liss Anaheim, CA , US
66183 Wed Jan 14 13:43:33 EST 2015 Deborah Cassady Naperville, IL , US
66182 Wed Jan 14 12:21:41 EST 2015 Anonymous Columbus, OH , US
66181 Wed Jan 14 11:29:14 EST 2015 Jason Phelps Detroit, MI , US
66180 Wed Jan 14 11:12:38 EST 2015 Anonymous Fayetteville, GA , US
66179 Wed Jan 14 09:02:49 EST 2015 jeff hopkins Lindenhurst, IL , US
66178 Wed Jan 14 08:22:56 EST 2015 jeff hopkins Lindenhurst, IL , US
66177 Tue Jan 13 19:03:55 EST 2015 Anonymous Gillett, WI , US
66176 Tue Jan 13 18:45:34 EST 2015 Valarie Corwin Cincinnati, OH , US
66175 Tue Jan 13 01:06:59 EST 2015 Toni Zimmerman Edison, NJ , US
66174 Tue Jan 13 00:32:47 EST 2015 paula blaschke houston, TX , US
66173 Mon Jan 12 21:34:11 EST 2015 G. V. Christensen Springerville, AZ , US
66172 Mon Jan 12 21:03:53 EST 2015 Alice Keyes Cresco, PA , US
66171 Mon Jan 12 20:20:56 EST 2015 Tanya Krusko Miami, FL , US
66170 Mon Jan 12 17:40:26 EST 2015 Toni McCray Lanham, MD , US
66169 Mon Jan 12 17:28:27 EST 2015 Maya Jackson Cerritos, CA , US
66168 Mon Jan 12 17:10:47 EST 2015 Anonymous Long Beach, CA , US
66167 Mon Jan 12 17:00:51 EST 2015 Anonymous Palos Verdes, CA , US
66166 Mon Jan 12 16:52:49 EST 2015 Anonymous Palos Verdes Estates, CA , US
66165 Mon Jan 12 06:51:30 EST 2015 Paulette Freel Jarreau, LA , US
66164 Sun Jan 11 14:16:39 EST 2015 Mark Davis Brooklyn, NY , US
66163 Sun Jan 11 11:49:32 EST 2015 Julia Thollaug Montara, CA , US
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