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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
64796 Wed Jul 23 11:37:01 EDT 2014 Adrian Freeman Toronto, ON , CA
64795 Tue Jul 22 18:52:25 EDT 2014 Amber Still Bellingham, WA , US
64794 Tue Jul 22 17:56:50 EDT 2014 Chey Uebler Connell, WA , US
64793 Tue Jul 22 13:23:51 EDT 2014 pauline wolf finley, ND , US
64792 Tue Jul 22 11:19:56 EDT 2014 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
64791 Tue Jul 22 03:16:59 EDT 2014 Angie Hris Athens, NY , GR
64790 Tue Jul 22 02:59:44 EDT 2014 Tanya Krusko Miami, FL , US
64789 Mon Jul 21 20:39:26 EDT 2014 Denise Griffin Mobile, AL , US
64788 Mon Jul 21 19:19:18 EDT 2014 Sheryl Greenhouse Ontario, CA , US
64787 Mon Jul 21 17:26:33 EDT 2014 Nuria Vergara Torredembarra, ot , ES
64786 Mon Jul 21 16:40:45 EDT 2014 Stacy Neudahl Fridley, MN , US
64785 Mon Jul 21 16:12:50 EDT 2014 nelson myers harrisburg, PA , GB
64784 Mon Jul 21 15:33:22 EDT 2014 Anonymous San Francisco, CA , US
64783 Mon Jul 21 13:46:53 EDT 2014 Dani Muscardelli Johnstown, PA , US
64782 Mon Jul 21 10:47:14 EDT 2014 Ellen Clark Fort Wayne, IN , US
64781 Mon Jul 21 07:23:16 EDT 2014 Melanie Fritz Weingarten, ot , DE
64780 Mon Jul 21 07:22:57 EDT 2014 Melanie Fritz Weingarten, ot , DE
64779 Mon Jul 21 07:22:46 EDT 2014 Melanie Fritz Weingarten, ot , DE
64778 Mon Jul 21 05:26:09 EDT 2014 alunni ilaria perugia, ot , IT
64777 Sun Jul 20 18:22:57 EDT 2014 Michael Schaper Conyers, GA , US
64776 Sun Jul 20 16:56:02 EDT 2014 Amelia Melo Porto, ot , PT
64775 Sun Jul 20 12:44:24 EDT 2014 Anonymous Lakewood, CO , US
64774 Sun Jul 20 11:48:50 EDT 2014 desiree johnson middleboro, MA , US
64773 Sun Jul 20 10:13:27 EDT 2014 Paul RW Anthony Bonners Ferry, ID , US
64772 Sun Jul 20 01:55:15 EDT 2014 suzanne aagaard svendborg, ot , DK
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.