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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
62843 Sun Apr 20 13:04:31 EDT 2014 Kate Chappell Palos Verdes Estates, CA , US
62842 Sun Apr 20 08:41:06 EDT 2014 Aylin Carrasco santiago, ot , CL
62841 Sun Apr 20 05:44:11 EDT 2014 angelique van manen hengelo, ot , NL
62840 Sat Apr 19 22:21:49 EDT 2014 Paul Jerome El Paso, TX , US
62839 Sat Apr 19 21:37:34 EDT 2014 Shannon Teper Ormond Beach, FL , US
62838 Sat Apr 19 20:52:03 EDT 2014 Bonnie McAllister Rockville, MD , US
62837 Sat Apr 19 16:34:43 EDT 2014 brygida rygiel herzogenrath, GA , DE
62836 Sat Apr 19 15:20:32 EDT 2014 Geoffrey Harold Wilsonville, OR , US
62835 Sat Apr 19 14:50:11 EDT 2014 Judy Haefner Cheektowaga, NY , US
62834 Sat Apr 19 11:54:20 EDT 2014 JOSEFA ARANA miami, FL , US
62833 Sat Apr 19 10:28:30 EDT 2014 Brenda D Lemus Franklinton, NC , US
62832 Sat Apr 19 08:54:42 EDT 2014 Raymond Schamel Hesperus, CO , US
62831 Sat Apr 19 08:32:29 EDT 2014 Marthese Cassar GUDJA, AK , MT
62830 Sat Apr 19 08:30:01 EDT 2014 Debbie Neimark Chicago, IL , US
62829 Sat Apr 19 08:07:42 EDT 2014 Corey Pane West Hartford, CT , US
62828 Sat Apr 19 06:00:07 EDT 2014 MARIA PIA SCOTTO DI FREGA ROMA, ot , IT
62827 Sat Apr 19 03:11:34 EDT 2014 Anonymous newbury park, CA , US
62826 Fri Apr 18 21:53:54 EDT 2014 jet asha sydney, ot , AU
62825 Fri Apr 18 20:41:41 EDT 2014 Anthony Arcure Fresno, CA , US
62824 Fri Apr 18 19:57:07 EDT 2014 Paul Malchodi and family San Diego, CA , US
62823 Fri Apr 18 19:21:30 EDT 2014 Emily G Gainesville, VA , US
62822 Fri Apr 18 18:38:20 EDT 2014 Rosie Prantner M√ľnchen, ot , DE
62821 Fri Apr 18 17:50:19 EDT 2014 Katherine Babiak Port Tobacco, MD , US
62820 Fri Apr 18 16:48:56 EDT 2014 Katariina Rantala Turku, ot , FI
62819 Fri Apr 18 16:48:55 EDT 2014 Katariina Rantala Turku, ot , FI
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