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
65941 Fri Oct 24 22:13:37 EDT 2014 Joyce Angleberger Funkstown, MD , US
65940 Fri Oct 24 19:44:54 EDT 2014 DONNA COCUZZA PORT RICHEY, FL , US
65939 Fri Oct 24 15:50:18 EDT 2014 Eugene Linderkamp Tucson, AZ , US
65938 Fri Oct 24 15:22:08 EDT 2014 terri pigford dayton, OH , US
65937 Fri Oct 24 15:21:59 EDT 2014 Jorge Marques Maia, ot , PT
65936 Fri Oct 24 12:33:21 EDT 2014 Platto Manuela Agnese rovato brescia, IN , IT
65935 Fri Oct 24 12:21:11 EDT 2014 Anonymous east, PA , US
65934 Fri Oct 24 08:04:36 EDT 2014 Jean Lee Miami Shores, FL , US
65933 Fri Oct 24 06:13:44 EDT 2014 Tonya Howard Southampton, ot , BM
65932 Fri Oct 24 04:01:44 EDT 2014 Christelle Michon Paris, ot , FR
65931 Fri Oct 24 03:46:03 EDT 2014 Marthese Cassar GUDJA, ot , MT
65930 Fri Oct 24 01:13:29 EDT 2014 Cuauhtémoc González Chípuli Shaker Heights, OH , US
65929 Fri Oct 24 00:50:11 EDT 2014 Mary Ellen Pallatino Pittsburgh, PA , US
65928 Fri Oct 24 00:01:02 EDT 2014 Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
65927 Thu Oct 23 23:56:20 EDT 2014 C matthews murrieta, CA , US
65926 Thu Oct 23 23:22:18 EDT 2014 mauricio carvajal Santiago, ot , CL
65925 Thu Oct 23 22:50:15 EDT 2014 Jason Trentlyon New York, NY , US
65924 Thu Oct 23 21:36:52 EDT 2014 Judith Osterman Loch Sheldrake, NY , US
65923 Thu Oct 23 21:35:56 EDT 2014 barbara brucato Chapel HILL, NC , US
65922 Thu Oct 23 19:16:06 EDT 2014 Tammy Swoboda Indianapolis, IN , US
65921 Thu Oct 23 18:04:10 EDT 2014 Samuel McIntyre Fairfield, CT , US
65920 Thu Oct 23 17:48:10 EDT 2014 Pat Williamson Mt Arlington , NJ , US
65919 Thu Oct 23 17:45:58 EDT 2014 Mehak Ratan Shrewsbury, MA , US
65918 Thu Oct 23 17:45:17 EDT 2014 barry werbowsky north york, ON , CA
65917 Thu Oct 23 17:34:47 EDT 2014 Teri Smyth Mims, FL , US
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.