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 62705 signatures
Number Date Name Location
62705 20 hours ago Golden Mary Portland, OR , US
62704 20 hours ago Golden Mary Portland, OR , US
62703 1 day ago Beverly Adams t or C, NM , US
62702 2 days ago annie belt san jose, CA , US
62701 2 days ago Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
62700 3 days ago Cheryl Garcia Damascus, MD , US
62699 3 days ago Sandy Poole overland park , KS , US
62698 3 days ago Anonymous Easton, PA , US
62697 3 days ago Vilma Mengoli Bologna, ot , JO
62696 4 days ago Dennis Landi Long Beach, CA , US
62695 6 days ago Ruth Galindo Sacramento, CA , US
62694 6 days ago K. Arnone Brooklyn, NY , BF
62693 6 days ago Susan Warner El Cerrito, CA , US
62692 1 week ago Natasha Haynes Bristol, ot , GB
62691 1 week ago Josette Martin Palm Coast , FL , US
62690 1 week ago Christine Cranston Seattle, WA , US
62689 1 week ago William Mullen Wheeler, OR , US
62688 1 week ago Orva M Gullett Marion, OH , US
62687 1 week ago karen howard blaine, WA , US
62686 1 week ago Candace Kay Houma, LA , US
62685 1 week ago orchid ra southport, NC , US
62684 1 week ago rocco frangione ottawa, CA , US
62683 1 week ago donna cocuzza PORT RICHEY, FL , US
62682 2 weeks ago Karen Janda Aurora, CO , US
62681 2 weeks ago ana maria pimentel grand rapids, MI , US
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.