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
62825 Sun Mar 01 13:49:35 EST 2015 susan Jacob Rockville Centre, NY , US
62824 Sun Mar 01 13:44:02 EST 2015 Martin Nowak Trussville, AL , US
62823 Sat Feb 28 17:59:56 EST 2015 Mark Davis Brooklyn, NY , US
62822 Sat Feb 28 08:00:55 EST 2015 Thomas Zieber Gunnison, CO , US
62821 Fri Feb 27 19:54:48 EST 2015 Anonymous Orange, CA , US
62820 Fri Feb 27 15:06:26 EST 2015 PATRICIA CARLTON Santa Fe, NM , US
62819 Fri Feb 27 12:13:17 EST 2015 Lynnette Barrera La Grange, CA , US
62818 Fri Feb 27 04:52:41 EST 2015 Alexandra Meyer Groebenzell, ot , DE
62817 Thu Feb 26 22:04:48 EST 2015 Sheri Minix Descanso, CA , US
62816 Thu Feb 26 17:59:48 EST 2015 Susan Leahy Brentwood, MO , US
62815 Thu Feb 26 17:53:08 EST 2015 Louise Burgess Leander, TX , US
62814 Thu Feb 26 17:36:15 EST 2015 Anneliese Lipinski Somerset, NJ , US
62813 Thu Feb 26 17:17:57 EST 2015 Doreen Frega Saddle brook, NJ , US
62812 Thu Feb 26 17:02:47 EST 2015 jude misurelli hockessin, DE , US
62811 Thu Feb 26 16:44:07 EST 2015 HARRISON P BERTRAM SCHUMBURG, IL , US
62810 Thu Feb 26 16:15:18 EST 2015 Jessica Jean Posner Palmdale, CA , US
62809 Thu Feb 26 16:04:59 EST 2015 Wilmer Gastineau Joplin, MO , US
62808 Thu Feb 26 15:21:03 EST 2015 Anonymous omak, WA , US
62807 Thu Feb 26 15:04:46 EST 2015 Andy Murphy Boulder Creek, CA , US
62806 Thu Feb 26 12:37:11 EST 2015 Victoria Peyser Newark, DE , US
62805 Tue Feb 24 15:29:33 EST 2015 Sebastian Harris Emmaus, PA , US
62804 Mon Feb 23 22:55:12 EST 2015 Liz Reed Lake Villa, IL , US
62803 Mon Feb 23 21:38:37 EST 2015 Paul Anderson II Toronto , OH , US
62802 Mon Feb 23 08:47:18 EST 2015 John Browning Denison, TX , US
62801 Mon Feb 23 05:30:53 EST 2015 Lorrie Edmonson South Pasadena, CA , US
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