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 66059 signatures
Number Date Name Location
66059 2 days ago Jerry Davis Bellingham,, WA , US
66058 2 days ago maria peteinaraki heraklion city creta, CA , GR
66057 3 days ago Jose Avetikyan Moscow, ot , RU
66056 3 days ago Jose Avetikyan Moscow, ot , RU
66055 3 days ago Jose Avetikyan Moscow, ot , RU
66054 3 days ago Alisa Adobajor Moskva, ot , RU
66053 3 days ago Alisa Adobajor Moskva, ot , RU
66052 3 days ago Alisa Adobajor Moskva, ot , RU
66051 4 days ago Tom Finholt Wildwood, MP , US
66050 4 days ago Jessica Jean Posner Palmdale, CA , US
66049 4 days ago Melania Padilla Managua, ot , NI
66048 6 days ago Aysenur Çömlekci Manisa, Türkiye Cumhuriyeti, IA , CA
66047 6 days ago Erin Wallace Colorado Springs, CO , US
66046 6 days ago Leyla Orudzheva Moscow,
66045 1 week ago Debby Rising sacramento, CA , US
66044 1 week ago Carol Turton Swansea, MA , US
66043 1 week ago Anonymous Easton, PA , US
66042 1 week ago ELLEN HOMSEY Hockessin, DE , US
66041 1 week ago asuncion mathey avignon, ot , FR
66040 1 week ago Orva M Gullett Marion, OH , US
66039 1 week ago Debbie Neimark Chicago, IL , US
66038 1 week ago Anonymous Easton, PA , US
66037 1 week ago Anonymous Pittsburgh, PA , US
66036 1 week ago john greaves carson city , NV , US
66035 1 week ago mark novotny aurora, CO , US
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.