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 64792 signatures
Number Date Name Location
64792 8 minutes ago Anonymous Easton, PA , US
64791 8 hours ago Angie Hris Athens, NY , GR
64790 8 hours ago Tanya Krusko Miami, FL , US
64789 15 hours ago Denise Griffin Mobile, AL , US
64788 16 hours ago Sheryl Greenhouse Ontario, CA , US
64787 18 hours ago Nuria Vergara Torredembarra, ot , ES
64786 19 hours ago Stacy Neudahl Fridley, MN , US
64785 19 hours ago nelson myers harrisburg, PA , GB
64784 20 hours ago Anonymous San Francisco, CA , US
64783 22 hours ago Dani Muscardelli Johnstown, PA , US
64782 1 day ago Ellen Clark Fort Wayne, IN , US
64781 1 day ago Melanie Fritz Weingarten, ot , DE
64780 1 day ago Melanie Fritz Weingarten, ot , DE
64779 1 day ago Melanie Fritz Weingarten, ot , DE
64778 1 day ago alunni ilaria perugia, ot , IT
64777 1 day ago Michael Schaper Conyers, GA , US
64776 1 day ago Amelia Melo Porto, ot , PT
64775 1 day ago Anonymous Lakewood, CO , US
64774 1 day ago desiree johnson middleboro, MA , US
64773 2 days ago Paul RW Anthony Bonners Ferry, ID , US
64772 2 days ago suzanne aagaard svendborg, ot , DK
64771 2 days ago Matias Veglio Buenos Aires, ot , AR
64770 3 days ago Nerma Valentic South Burlington, VT , US
64769 3 days ago Martin Haunhorst Bonn, ot , DE
64768 3 days ago Lizette Johnstone Cape Town, ot , ZA
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.