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 66048 signatures
Number Date Name Location
66048 6 hours ago Aysenur Çömlekci Manisa, Türkiye Cumhuriyeti, IA , CA
66047 12 hours ago Erin Wallace Colorado Springs, CO , US
66046 20 hours ago Leyla Orudzheva Moscow,
66045 1 day ago Debby Rising sacramento, CA , US
66044 1 day ago Carol Turton Swansea, MA , US
66043 2 days ago Anonymous Easton, PA , US
66042 3 days ago ELLEN HOMSEY Hockessin, DE , US
66041 3 days ago asuncion mathey avignon, ot , FR
66040 4 days ago Orva M Gullett Marion, OH , US
66039 4 days ago Debbie Neimark Chicago, IL , US
66038 5 days ago Anonymous Easton, PA , US
66037 5 days ago Anonymous Pittsburgh, PA , US
66036 5 days ago john greaves carson city , NV , US
66035 6 days ago mark novotny aurora, CO , US
66034 6 days ago mark novotny aurora, CO , US
66033 6 days ago joy murley arcadia, CA , US
66032 6 days ago Afia Tariq Floyds Knobs, IN , US
66031 7 days ago Evan Roman San Diego, CA , US
66030 7 days ago Shirley Janus wailuku, HI , US
66029 7 days ago Karen H Eicholtz Wyckoff, NJ , US
66028 1 week ago Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
66027 1 week ago E Romano si, NY , US
66026 1 week ago Debora Delgado Port Orange, FL , US
66025 1 week ago Anonymous Easton, PA , US
66024 1 week ago Gail Matwichuk Cultus Lake, BC , CA
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.