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
65964 Fri Oct 31 00:13:35 EDT 2014 Pat Williamson Mt Arlington , NJ , US
65963 Fri Oct 31 00:01:38 EDT 2014 diana koeck Costa Mesa, CA , US
65962 Thu Oct 30 23:51:05 EDT 2014 Ana Menjivar Santa Monica, CA , US
65961 Thu Oct 30 23:34:14 EDT 2014 Francesca Husted Woodstock, NY , US
65960 Thu Oct 30 23:13:55 EDT 2014 Jerry Rivers Roosevelt, NY , US
65959 Thu Oct 30 22:52:46 EDT 2014 Joe Merkelbach Centralia, IL , US
65958 Thu Oct 30 22:46:25 EDT 2014 Wendon Barnard Freeport, NY , US
65957 Thu Oct 30 22:36:37 EDT 2014 mauricio carvajal Santiago, ot , CL
65956 Thu Oct 30 22:36:06 EDT 2014 Linda Kollmar Port Murray, NJ , US
65955 Thu Oct 30 22:08:38 EDT 2014 Denise Mineart Anderson, IN , US
65954 Thu Oct 30 21:52:20 EDT 2014 Jin Nothmann Owings mills, MD , US
65953 Thu Oct 30 21:29:22 EDT 2014 Virginia Allgaier Stirling, NJ , US
65952 Thu Oct 30 20:24:35 EDT 2014 roger brock new windsor, NY , US
65951 Thu Oct 30 12:43:55 EDT 2014 Denise Griffin Mobile, AL , US
65950 Wed Oct 29 22:03:28 EDT 2014 Sheila Mandell Fort Lauderdale, FL , US
65949 Tue Oct 28 12:37:27 EDT 2014 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
65948 Tue Oct 28 12:28:30 EDT 2014 Kim Martin Arcade, WV , US
65947 Tue Oct 28 10:43:29 EDT 2014 chenie kaur kuala lumpur, ot , MY
65946 Sun Oct 26 23:16:14 EDT 2014 david calligeros Nyack, NY , US
65945 Sun Oct 26 19:13:26 EDT 2014 Sandra Angelini vinalmont, ot , BE
65944 Sun Oct 26 18:36:57 EDT 2014 Cara Ammon Chicago, IL , US
65943 Sun Oct 26 14:57:08 EDT 2014 Sylvia Coburn Reno, NV , US
65942 Sat Oct 25 20:46:04 EDT 2014 J. Woodworth Newman Lk., WA , US
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
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.