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 64501 signatures
Number Date Name Location
64501 5 hours ago Wayne Langley Texas, TX , US
64500 9 hours ago Geniece Medsker Sparta, NJ , US
64499 1 day ago Benjamin Wagner Port Orchard, WA , US
64498 1 day ago Carol Papworth WA, WA , US
64497 1 day ago Tricia Hamilton Shirley, NY , US
64496 3 days ago Linda Polinski Pittsburgh, PA , US
64495 3 days ago Gloria Stacholy Coral Gables, FL , US
64494 3 days ago Sarah Sivro Geneva , ot , CH
64493 3 days ago Anonymous Sussex, ot , GB
64492 4 days ago emme g ch, CA , US
64491 4 days ago LAURIE THOMPSON WEST RICHLAND, WA , US
64490 4 days ago LAURIE THOMPSON WEST RICHLAND, WA , US
64489 4 days ago Judith Haglund Sarasota, FL , US
64488 5 days ago Tina daCruz Northampton, ot , GB
64487 6 days ago Richard Monka Tucson, AZ , US
64486 7 days ago Brian K Sutton Louisville, KY , US
64485 7 days ago mary ann millay mpls, MN , US
64484 1 week ago Nicole Loh Singapore, ot , SG
64483 1 week ago Alex Par Fresno, CA , US
64482 1 week ago Chantal Buslot Hasselt, ot , BE
64481 1 week ago William Lewis CO, CO , US
64480 1 week ago Jennifer Kim New Jersey, NJ , US
64479 1 week ago Shinobu Fukushima Tokyo, ot , JP
64478 1 week ago Wayne Langley Texas, TX , US
64477 1 week ago Francine Hodovan CT, CT , US
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.