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 65941 signatures
Number Date Name Location
65941 1 hour ago Joyce Angleberger Funkstown, MD , US
65940 4 hours ago DONNA COCUZZA PORT RICHEY, FL , US
65939 8 hours ago Eugene Linderkamp Tucson, AZ , US
65938 9 hours ago terri pigford dayton, OH , US
65937 9 hours ago Jorge Marques Maia, ot , PT
65936 12 hours ago Platto Manuela Agnese rovato brescia, IN , IT
65935 12 hours ago Anonymous east, PA , US
65934 16 hours ago Jean Lee Miami Shores, FL , US
65933 18 hours ago Tonya Howard Southampton, ot , BM
65932 20 hours ago Christelle Michon Paris, ot , FR
65931 20 hours ago Marthese Cassar GUDJA, ot , MT
65930 23 hours ago Cuauhtémoc González Chípuli Shaker Heights, OH , US
65929 23 hours ago Mary Ellen Pallatino Pittsburgh, PA , US
65928 1 day ago Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
65927 1 day ago C matthews murrieta, CA , US
65926 1 day ago mauricio carvajal Santiago, ot , CL
65925 1 day ago Jason Trentlyon New York, NY , US
65924 1 day ago Judith Osterman Loch Sheldrake, NY , US
65923 1 day ago barbara brucato Chapel HILL, NC , US
65922 1 day ago Tammy Swoboda Indianapolis, IN , US
65921 1 day ago Samuel McIntyre Fairfield, CT , US
65920 1 day ago Pat Williamson Mt Arlington , NJ , US
65919 1 day ago Mehak Ratan Shrewsbury, MA , US
65918 1 day ago barry werbowsky north york, ON , CA
65917 1 day ago Teri Smyth Mims, FL , US
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.