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 64988 signatures
Number Date Name Location
64988 2 hours ago jeanine mielke boonville, MO , US
64987 4 hours ago Alexandra Colonna East Hampton , NY , US
64986 6 hours ago Alan Harper Virginia, VA , US
64985 6 hours ago Kristin Lewis Stafford, TX , US
64984 17 hours ago Anonymous Victorville, CA , US
64983 1 day ago Lauren Jusek Garrettsville, OH , US
64982 1 day ago BECKY bunnell Vermont, VT , US
64981 1 day ago Mary Claire Krager Georgetown, DE , US
64980 2 days ago Marce Walsh Houston, TX , US
64979 2 days ago Yael Shimshin Jerusalem, ot , IL
64978 2 days ago Katalin Kónya-Jakus None, ot , HU
64977 2 days ago Ben Williams Crestview , FL , US
64976 2 days ago cindy sheaks hialeah, FL , US
64975 3 days ago Mary Proteau Los Angeles, CA , US
64974 3 days ago Megan Baker MO, MO , US
64973 3 days ago Marianna Sandulescu MI, MI , US
64972 3 days ago Tejashri Sawant Mumbai, ot , IN
64971 3 days ago Marjorie Clisson grand champ, ot , FR
64970 3 days ago gordon scott FL, FL , US
64969 3 days ago Anonymous PA, PA , US
64968 3 days ago James Carmean O'Fallon, MO , US
64967 3 days ago Dana Nelson Plano, TX , US
64966 3 days ago Michelle Carr Charlotte, NC , US
64965 3 days ago Hilde Nagels Schilde, ot , BE
64964 4 days ago Kalliopi Grafakou Markopoulo, ot , GR
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.