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
64953 Tue Jul 29 21:11:26 EDT 2014 Lauren Warner Deering, NH , US
64952 Tue Jul 29 18:54:51 EDT 2014 wendy niemeyer waterloo, IA , US
64951 Tue Jul 29 16:19:55 EDT 2014 Julie Jensen New York, NY , US
64950 Tue Jul 29 14:39:37 EDT 2014 claudia correia portimão, ot , PT
64949 Tue Jul 29 11:19:43 EDT 2014 Anna Rincon Kennesaw, GA , US
64948 Tue Jul 29 06:24:35 EDT 2014 Dustin Cloyes Columbiaville, MI , US
64947 Tue Jul 29 05:47:33 EDT 2014 eric ramos Cerritos, CA , US
64946 Tue Jul 29 00:08:01 EDT 2014 Jessica Ballard Las Vegas, NV , US
64945 Mon Jul 28 21:46:49 EDT 2014 amy jackson loveland, CO , US
64944 Mon Jul 28 21:43:43 EDT 2014 Stephanie Gobert San Diego, CA , US
64943 Mon Jul 28 21:31:11 EDT 2014 katharine Odell Madison, WI , US
64942 Mon Jul 28 20:45:21 EDT 2014 a sheffield athens, GA , US
64941 Mon Jul 28 20:08:01 EDT 2014 Alice Sather Newfolden, MN , US
64940 Mon Jul 28 18:59:51 EDT 2014 Jann Lutterman W. Valley, UT , US
64939 Mon Jul 28 18:31:29 EDT 2014 Liz Reed Lake Villa, IL , US
64938 Mon Jul 28 15:40:20 EDT 2014 Sheila Mandell Fort Lauderdale, FL , US
64937 Mon Jul 28 15:26:26 EDT 2014 Susan Murray Miami, FL , US
64936 Mon Jul 28 13:47:06 EDT 2014 Rosemarie Smith Delznco, NJ , US
64935 Mon Jul 28 11:56:30 EDT 2014 Cortney Evans Stuart, FL , US
64934 Mon Jul 28 11:26:22 EDT 2014 Amber Sims Santa Barbara, CA , US
64933 Mon Jul 28 08:07:42 EDT 2014 joseph digiandomenico plantsville, CT , US
64932 Mon Jul 28 05:07:11 EDT 2014 suzanne aagaard svendborg, ot , DK
64931 Mon Jul 28 03:36:49 EDT 2014 MARIA PIA SCOTTO DI FREGA ROMA, ot , IT
64930 Mon Jul 28 02:18:04 EDT 2014 Martin Haunhorst Bonn, ot , DE
64929 Sun Jul 27 23:06:51 EDT 2014 Anonymous buffalo, NY , US
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.