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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
64969 Fri Apr 29 12:57:17 EDT 2016 Anonymous PA, PA , US
64968 Fri Apr 29 12:33:34 EDT 2016 James Carmean O'Fallon, MO , US
64967 Fri Apr 29 11:33:38 EDT 2016 Dana Nelson Plano, TX , US
64966 Fri Apr 29 09:38:04 EDT 2016 Michelle Carr Charlotte, NC , US
64965 Fri Apr 29 08:51:29 EDT 2016 Hilde Nagels Schilde, ot , BE
64964 Fri Apr 29 06:36:35 EDT 2016 Kalliopi Grafakou Markopoulo, ot , GR
64963 Fri Apr 29 02:29:50 EDT 2016 Hillie Janssen RMV, CA , US
64962 Thu Apr 28 23:27:57 EDT 2016 Terry Wallerstedt St. Joseph, MO , US
64961 Thu Apr 28 23:25:37 EDT 2016 Joan Arnold Madison, WI , US
64960 Thu Apr 28 21:06:31 EDT 2016 Leslie Bow Oro Valley, AZ , US
64959 Thu Apr 28 19:58:59 EDT 2016 KRISTIN ANDERSEN FULLERTON, CA , US
64958 Thu Apr 28 17:55:30 EDT 2016 Anonymous Denver, CO , US
64957 Thu Apr 28 17:23:39 EDT 2016 Doug Gemmell Everett, WA , US
64956 Thu Apr 28 16:02:41 EDT 2016 Cynthia Madak Warren, MI , US
64955 Thu Apr 28 16:00:28 EDT 2016 Ben Cachola CA, CA , US
64954 Thu Apr 28 15:36:01 EDT 2016 Antoinette Gonzales Victorville, CA , US
64953 Thu Apr 28 15:27:10 EDT 2016 Deborah Voves Alaska, AK , US
64952 Thu Apr 28 14:54:10 EDT 2016 David Wilbur Madisonville, LA , US
64951 Thu Apr 28 14:42:51 EDT 2016 Lesley Ross Southgate, KY , US
64950 Wed Apr 27 14:47:32 EDT 2016 Mary A Leon San Antonio, TX , US
64949 Wed Apr 27 14:07:09 EDT 2016 Christine Cotler MADISONVILLE, TN , US
64948 Tue Apr 26 02:14:08 EDT 2016 Jennifer Wyatt Mountlake Terrace, WA , US
64947 Mon Apr 25 17:28:10 EDT 2016 Maria Lorena Bouret Buenos Aires, ot , AR
64946 Mon Apr 25 11:23:40 EDT 2016 claudia correia Maryland, MD , PT
64945 Mon Apr 25 10:46:24 EDT 2016 Yael Shimshin Jerusalem, ot , IL
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.