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
64544 Fri Feb 12 05:49:41 EST 2016 Tricia Hamilton Shirley, NY , US
64543 Fri Feb 12 02:23:45 EST 2016 myra erario castaic, CA , US
64542 Fri Feb 12 00:37:53 EST 2016 Ann Lucas Morro Bay, CA , US
64541 Thu Feb 11 22:17:52 EST 2016 Anne Hoop Long Beach, CA , US
64540 Thu Feb 11 21:59:48 EST 2016 Robin Schwarz Rockport, MA , US
64539 Thu Feb 11 21:56:16 EST 2016 Gladys Giraldo FL, FL , US
64538 Thu Feb 11 20:44:27 EST 2016 Anita Youabian CA`, CA , US
64537 Thu Feb 11 20:41:26 EST 2016 marcia sliwinski kenmore, NY , US
64536 Thu Feb 11 20:21:27 EST 2016 susan mossey arlington, MA , US
64535 Thu Feb 11 20:12:30 EST 2016 Seb Villani Chula Vista, CA , US
64534 Thu Feb 11 20:09:27 EST 2016 RONALD WILSON Tennessee, TN , US
64533 Thu Feb 11 19:58:41 EST 2016 dax grice soquel, CA , US
64532 Thu Feb 11 19:58:09 EST 2016 dax grice soquel, CA , US
64531 Thu Feb 11 19:57:49 EST 2016 dax grice soquel, CA , US
64530 Thu Feb 11 19:46:37 EST 2016 Juls Robertson Kapolei, HI , US
64529 Thu Feb 11 19:41:36 EST 2016 Anonymous Newman, IL , US
64528 Thu Feb 11 19:35:22 EST 2016 nita patrick WHollywood , CA , US
64527 Thu Feb 11 19:05:53 EST 2016 Anita Brandariz Brooklyn, NY , US
64526 Thu Feb 11 19:00:48 EST 2016 Adrienne Bortree Dobbs Ferry, NY , US
64525 Thu Feb 11 18:42:18 EST 2016 Anonymous Maple Valley, WA , US
64524 Thu Feb 11 17:20:13 EST 2016 Leah Berman Aptos, CA , US
64523 Thu Feb 11 17:16:27 EST 2016 ADELA ESTUDILLO CA, CA , US
64522 Thu Feb 11 17:06:38 EST 2016 Eva Ward Bolton, ot , GB
64521 Thu Feb 11 16:57:37 EST 2016 sara sexton TX, TX , US
64520 Thu Feb 11 16:52:08 EST 2016 Roseanne Giuliani OH, OH , US
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.