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
65875 Fri Oct 17 17:49:37 EDT 2014 richard taylor tiburon , CA , US
65874 Fri Oct 17 15:50:44 EDT 2014 Toby Cardoso Carolina Beach, NC , US
65873 Fri Oct 17 15:22:49 EDT 2014 Nicole Loh Singapore, ot , SG
65872 Fri Oct 17 12:44:15 EDT 2014 Eva Kristin Eriksen Vikersund, ot , NO
65871 Fri Oct 17 12:43:39 EDT 2014 R Huber NY, NY , US
65870 Fri Oct 17 11:50:39 EDT 2014 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
65869 Fri Oct 17 09:33:20 EDT 2014 Corey Pane West Hartford, CT , US
65868 Fri Oct 17 07:49:42 EDT 2014 Goran Abrami? Valpovo, ot , HR
65867 Fri Oct 17 00:34:45 EDT 2014 Megan Bornman Krugersdorp, ot , ZA
65866 Fri Oct 17 00:29:20 EDT 2014 Nita Laymance Hinkley, CA , US
65865 Fri Oct 17 00:10:52 EDT 2014 Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
65864 Thu Oct 16 22:59:37 EDT 2014 Erin Keraghan kensington, NH , US
65863 Thu Oct 16 22:10:42 EDT 2014 laura padilla reno, NV , US
65862 Thu Oct 16 21:54:45 EDT 2014 Tracy Mallon Philadelphia, PA , US
65861 Thu Oct 16 21:51:58 EDT 2014 Judith King Vero Beach, FL , US
65860 Thu Oct 16 21:33:03 EDT 2014 David Finch KENNESAW, GA , US
65859 Thu Oct 16 21:18:28 EDT 2014 Margo Salone Shubuta, MS , US
65858 Thu Oct 16 21:18:04 EDT 2014 Linda Todd Austin, TX , US
65857 Thu Oct 16 21:04:55 EDT 2014 Francis S. Downers Grove, IL , US
65856 Thu Oct 16 21:01:26 EDT 2014 Audrey Blonsky Blairsville , GA , US
65855 Thu Oct 16 21:01:01 EDT 2014 Josefa Arana miami, FL , US
65854 Thu Oct 16 20:40:15 EDT 2014 Jesse Goldin Astoria, NY , US
65853 Thu Oct 16 20:01:39 EDT 2014 Jessica Brothers colver, PA , US
65852 Thu Oct 16 19:41:14 EDT 2014 joshua salyer albuquerque, NM , US
65851 Thu Oct 16 19:35:22 EDT 2014 Linda Kollmar Port Murray, NJ , US
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.