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 65541 signatures
Number Date Name Location
65541 9 hours ago Anonymous Rockville, MD , US
65540 13 hours ago Liberty Brigner Columbus, OH , US
65539 15 hours ago Matthew Hartlieb Mesa, AZ , US
65538 16 hours ago Lara Linnemeier Düsseldorf, ot , DE
65537 17 hours ago donna grace Gulfport, FL , US
65536 1 day ago Laura Freeney Loranger, LA , US
65535 2 days ago liron solomon holon, ot , IL
65534 2 days ago Dustin Cloyes Columbiaville, MI , US
65533 2 days ago Elizabeth Boggess Hammond, IN , US
65532 2 days ago Anonymous carlisle , KY , US
65531 3 days ago Thomas Kuntz Portsmouth, VA , US
65530 3 days ago Nancy Hauer White Bear Lake, MN , US
65529 3 days ago Martin Haunhorst Bonn, ot , DE
65528 3 days ago Jin Nothmann Owings mills, MD , US
65527 4 days ago Lily Sandoval Pasadena , CA , US
65526 4 days ago Matthew Mallery Tacoma, WA , US
65525 4 days ago Nick Franklin Palm Springs, CA , US
65524 4 days ago Ann Wiseman Mansfield, IL , US
65523 4 days ago Anonymous Hamburg, ot , DE
65522 4 days ago Anonymous Easton, PA , US
65521 4 days ago Liane McFetridge Northolt, ot , GB
65520 4 days ago Josefa Arana miami, FL , US
65519 4 days ago andrea hagenaar rotterdam, ot , NL
65518 4 days ago Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
65517 4 days ago Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.