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
66102 Thu Dec 18 17:06:19 EST 2014 briony savage edin, ot , GB
66101 Thu Dec 18 14:26:51 EST 2014 Marion Curlin Seattle, WA , US
66100 Thu Dec 18 14:26:31 EST 2014 Jorel Cuomo Victoria, BC , CA
66099 Thu Dec 18 14:09:52 EST 2014 Chris Powlan San Rafael , CA , US
66098 Thu Dec 18 01:21:30 EST 2014 Shinobu Fukushima Tokyo, ot , JP
66097 Mon Dec 15 19:25:58 EST 2014 Kim Hart Des Moines, IA , US
66096 Mon Dec 15 14:10:20 EST 2014 Denise Griffin Mobile, AL , US
66095 Mon Dec 15 12:29:01 EST 2014 Stephanie Newsom Vallejo, CA , US
66094 Sun Dec 14 13:25:09 EST 2014 taeler dombrosky spokane, WA , US
66093 Sat Dec 13 20:20:01 EST 2014 Julie Martin Frederic, WI , US
66092 Sat Dec 13 19:08:33 EST 2014 Donna Vivado Centerville, MA , US
66091 Sat Dec 13 12:52:28 EST 2014 Debbie Neimark Chicago, IL , US
66090 Sat Dec 13 08:18:05 EST 2014 Amanda Allen Elkhart, IN , US
66089 Fri Dec 12 15:06:53 EST 2014 Robyn Smith Mercer Island, WA , US
66088 Fri Dec 12 06:36:14 EST 2014 Jessica mcfrederick Mantua, OH , US
66087 Fri Dec 12 01:22:12 EST 2014 Joan Christensen Intl Falls, MN , US
66086 Thu Dec 11 17:54:33 EST 2014 susan childs Swartz Creek, MI , US
66085 Thu Dec 11 14:16:44 EST 2014 Barbara Luhmann Teaneck, NJ , US
66084 Tue Dec 09 16:33:03 EST 2014 DENISE KASTNER LOWELL, IN , US
66083 Tue Dec 09 15:38:23 EST 2014 Antoinette Ohayon Miami, FL , US
66082 Tue Dec 09 13:09:06 EST 2014 Donna Reppert Allentown, PA , US
66081 Tue Dec 09 07:13:02 EST 2014 marisol melgarejo hoorn, ot , NL
66080 Mon Dec 08 13:20:45 EST 2014 Donna Brown East Hampton, NY , US
66079 Mon Dec 08 13:17:55 EST 2014 Ashley Erdmann racine, WI , US
66078 Sat Dec 06 21:52:07 EST 2014 Anonymous Forsyth, GA , US
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