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.


1-25 of 65044 signatures
Number Date Name Location
65044 7 hours ago Suzanne Cerniglia Delray Bch, FL , US
65043 7 hours ago Shalise Wilson Roseville, CA , US
65042 8 hours ago Bonnie Svec Rockville, MD , US
65041 9 hours ago Ann Sandritter Old Bridge, NJ , US
65040 9 hours ago sib pinto montville, NJ , US
65039 10 hours ago Jamie Fillmore Beaverton, OR , US
65038 13 hours ago jodi Rodar Springfield, MA , US
65037 14 hours ago Bogdana Leto Los Angeles, CA , US
65036 16 hours ago Yolanda Figueroa Chicago, IL , US
65035 16 hours ago Yolanda Figueroa Chicago, IL , US
65034 16 hours ago Evgenia Vyatchanin Gainesville, FL , US
65033 16 hours ago LAURITA ZONTEK MOUNT PLEASANT, PA , US
65032 16 hours ago LAURITA ZONTEK MOUNT PLEASANT, PA , US
65031 17 hours ago Kathleen Cameron Merrimack, NH , US
65030 17 hours ago David Herman Elkins Park, PA , US
65029 17 hours ago JOSEFA ARANA miami, FL , US
65028 18 hours ago Anonymous Bethlehem, PA , US
65027 20 hours ago Adonnis Goldstein Herndon, VA , US
65026 21 hours ago Virginia Brightwell Woodstock, IL , US
65025 21 hours ago Josianne Rigoli la Sarraz, ot , CH
65024 21 hours ago Corey Pane West Hartford, CT , US
65023 22 hours ago Daniel Tham singapore, ot , SG
65022 22 hours ago Matthieu Brillet Armaillé, ot , FR
65021 22 hours ago Steve B Torrance, CA , US
65020 23 hours ago jovita prinz LAS PALMAS, AL , ES
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.