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 65736 signatures
Number Date Name Location
65736 19 hours ago Hirokoj Jones San Fraancisco, CA , US
65735 1 day ago Rev Leslie Martin Celadhan Huntington Station, NY , US
65734 1 day ago DONNA NEWMAN CONCORD, NH , US
65733 1 day ago Ivan Snajdar Crikvenica, ot , HR
65732 1 day ago Angela Culver Fort Worth, TX , US
65731 1 day ago Julia Kaloustian San Jose, CA , US
65730 3 days ago Canan Tzelil Beverly Hills, CA , US
65729 4 days ago Peter Seigars Concord, NH , US
65728 4 days ago Sue Vélez Riverside, NJ , US
65727 4 days ago Pam Lynn Oak Ridge, NJ , US
65726 5 days ago Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
65725 5 days ago Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
65724 5 days ago María Benito Fort Myers , FL , US
65723 5 days ago Patricia PERRON PERRON SEATTLE, WA , US
65722 5 days ago Anonymous carrolltown, PA , US
65721 5 days ago susan laube aguanga, CA , US
65720 5 days ago Anonymous Upland, CA , US
65719 5 days ago mary allen hazel park, MI , US
65718 5 days ago Virginia Utt Melbourne, FL , US
65717 5 days ago Nicolás Caballero Sevilla, ot , ES
65716 5 days ago Nicolás Caballero Sevilla, ot , ES
65715 5 days ago Jerry Rivers Roosevelt, NY , US
65714 5 days ago Pat Williamson Mt Arlington , NJ , US
65713 5 days ago Anonymous Watertown, NY , US
65712 5 days ago Lajeanne Leveton Fleming Island, FL , US
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.