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
64923 Sun Jul 27 10:13:51 EDT 2014 Joanne Lowery b, MI , US
64922 Sun Jul 27 06:40:25 EDT 2014 Margherita Montanari Florence, ot , IT
64921 Sun Jul 27 04:51:49 EDT 2014 ????? ??????? ??????????, FL , RU
64920 Sun Jul 27 04:40:39 EDT 2014 jet asha sydney, ot , AU
64919 Sat Jul 26 17:19:47 EDT 2014 betty almand avondale est., GA , US
64918 Sat Jul 26 16:55:20 EDT 2014 Jose Avetikyan Moscow, ot , RU
64917 Sat Jul 26 16:54:59 EDT 2014 Jose Avetikyan Moscow, ot , RU
64916 Sat Jul 26 16:54:55 EDT 2014 Jose Avetikyan Moscow, ot , RU
64915 Sat Jul 26 16:54:50 EDT 2014 Jose Avetikyan Moscow, ot , RU
64914 Sat Jul 26 15:31:01 EDT 2014 Alisa Adobajor Moscow, ot , RU
64913 Sat Jul 26 15:30:55 EDT 2014 Alisa Adobajor Moscow, ot , RU
64912 Sat Jul 26 15:30:50 EDT 2014 Alisa Adobajor Moscow, ot , RU
64911 Sat Jul 26 15:30:43 EDT 2014 Alisa Adobajor Moscow, ot , RU
64910 Sat Jul 26 15:28:30 EDT 2014 Patrice Oberly Womelsdorf, PA , US
64909 Sat Jul 26 12:45:50 EDT 2014 Jane Owens New York, NY , US
64908 Sat Jul 26 12:07:39 EDT 2014 Amanda Mikalson Farmington, WA , US
64907 Sat Jul 26 10:42:45 EDT 2014 Pamela Ellison Kirkwood, NY , US
64906 Sat Jul 26 10:28:10 EDT 2014 colleen nersesian weaverville, NC , US
64905 Sat Jul 26 03:26:37 EDT 2014 carmen stevenson london, ot , GB
64904 Fri Jul 25 23:41:37 EDT 2014 Aldora Perez Seattle, WA , US
64903 Fri Jul 25 22:21:21 EDT 2014 Zohal Khan Bethlehem, PA , US
64902 Fri Jul 25 22:20:43 EDT 2014 larry grunspan overland park, KS , US
64901 Fri Jul 25 20:53:16 EDT 2014 Patrick Tubilleja Raleigh, NC , US
64900 Fri Jul 25 20:08:13 EDT 2014 chris brazis sf, CA , US
64899 Fri Jul 25 17:53:19 EDT 2014 sybil roberts riley, KS , US
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