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 65969 signatures
Number Date Name Location
65969 54 minutes ago Pam Miller No. Highlands, CA , US
65968 1 hour ago Anonymous Lewisberry, PA , US
65967 1 hour ago Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
65966 3 hours ago Rick Tomasello Tucson, AZ , US
65965 3 hours ago Virginia Watson Los Angeles, CA , US
65964 3 hours ago Pat Williamson Mt Arlington , NJ , US
65963 3 hours ago diana koeck Costa Mesa, CA , US
65962 4 hours ago Ana Menjivar Santa Monica, CA , US
65961 4 hours ago Francesca Husted Woodstock, NY , US
65960 4 hours ago Jerry Rivers Roosevelt, NY , US
65959 5 hours ago Joe Merkelbach Centralia, IL , US
65958 5 hours ago Wendon Barnard Freeport, NY , US
65957 5 hours ago mauricio carvajal Santiago, ot , CL
65956 5 hours ago Linda Kollmar Port Murray, NJ , US
65955 5 hours ago Denise Mineart Anderson, IN , US
65954 6 hours ago Jin Nothmann Owings mills, MD , US
65953 6 hours ago Virginia Allgaier Stirling, NJ , US
65952 7 hours ago roger brock new windsor, NY , US
65951 15 hours ago Denise Griffin Mobile, AL , US
65950 1 day ago Sheila Mandell Fort Lauderdale, FL , US
65949 3 days ago Anonymous Easton, PA , US
65948 3 days ago Kim Martin Arcade, WV , US
65947 3 days ago chenie kaur kuala lumpur, ot , MY
65946 4 days ago david calligeros Nyack, NY , US
65945 4 days ago Sandra Angelini vinalmont, ot , BE
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.