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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
65917 Thu Oct 23 17:34:47 EDT 2014 Teri Smyth Mims, FL , US
65916 Thu Oct 23 17:16:09 EDT 2014 Sharon Baily Charlottesville, VA , US
65915 Thu Oct 23 17:07:27 EDT 2014 M Carson Miami, FL , US
65914 Thu Oct 23 17:03:04 EDT 2014 Mihail Bancu Melrose, MA , US
65913 Thu Oct 23 16:38:22 EDT 2014 Stephanie Schubert Broomfield, CO , US
65912 Thu Oct 23 14:22:49 EDT 2014 raquel gomez sitges barcelona, NJ , US
65911 Wed Oct 22 14:16:11 EDT 2014 doug miller Ewa Beach, HI , US
65910 Wed Oct 22 09:29:14 EDT 2014 Drue CAli Calimesa, CA , US
65909 Wed Oct 22 01:57:37 EDT 2014 Pam Miller No. Highlands, CA , US
65908 Tue Oct 21 22:27:17 EDT 2014 Tina Zeeberg Portland, OR , US
65907 Tue Oct 21 13:44:48 EDT 2014 mr. g. west everett, WA , US
65906 Tue Oct 21 13:08:35 EDT 2014 Susan Helmstetter Livingston, NJ , US
65905 Tue Oct 21 12:32:01 EDT 2014 Anonymous east, PA , US
65904 Tue Oct 21 12:11:59 EDT 2014 Missy Kendrick Valdosta, GA , US
65903 Mon Oct 20 19:39:30 EDT 2014 Anonymous Orange, CA , US
65902 Mon Oct 20 16:24:55 EDT 2014 Paige Wickline Madison, WI , US
65901 Mon Oct 20 12:48:43 EDT 2014 elke savala el cerrito, CA , US
65900 Mon Oct 20 03:44:40 EDT 2014 Rachel Church Apopka, FL , US
65899 Sun Oct 19 20:29:30 EDT 2014 Spencer Cornish Albuquerque NM , NM , US
65898 Sun Oct 19 15:40:46 EDT 2014 Faith Strailey Quincy, CA , US
65897 Sun Oct 19 10:49:58 EDT 2014 Veronica Reyes Chatsworth, GA , US
65896 Sun Oct 19 02:28:30 EDT 2014 Sharon Koe River Grove, IL , US
65895 Sun Oct 19 00:39:40 EDT 2014 Shalise Wilson Roseville, CA , US
65894 Sat Oct 18 19:37:02 EDT 2014 Monte Millick Onaga, KS , US
65893 Sat Oct 18 19:32:11 EDT 2014 Maria Nowicki San Francisco, CA , US
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