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 62828 signatures
Number Date Name Location
62828 9 minutes ago MARIA PIA SCOTTO DI FREGA ROMA, ot , IT
62827 3 hours ago Anonymous newbury park, CA , US
62826 8 hours ago jet asha sydney, ot , AU
62825 9 hours ago Anthony Arcure Fresno, CA , US
62824 10 hours ago Paul Malchodi and family San Diego, CA , US
62823 11 hours ago Emily G Gainesville, VA , US
62822 12 hours ago Rosie Prantner M√ľnchen, ot , DE
62821 12 hours ago Katherine Babiak Port Tobacco, MD , US
62820 13 hours ago Katariina Rantala Turku, ot , FI
62819 13 hours ago Katariina Rantala Turku, ot , FI
62818 14 hours ago Carrie Rogers navarre, FL , US
62817 14 hours ago Carrie Rogers navarre, FL , US
62816 14 hours ago Pamela Polizzi Morganton, GA , US
62815 15 hours ago Anonymous Port St Lucie, FL , US
62814 15 hours ago Kathrin Haller Deggingen, ot , DE
62813 15 hours ago Lynette Tudorache Jersey City, NJ , US
62812 15 hours ago Gabriela Bernreuther Umkirch, ot , DE
62811 16 hours ago corlinda slagt putten, HI , AL
62810 16 hours ago DivyaDarshan Gurrala VIJAYAWADA, IA , US
62809 17 hours ago Martin Haunhorst Bonn, ot , DE
62808 18 hours ago Anonymous Alhambra, CA , US
62807 18 hours ago Sue Chard Portland, TN , US
62806 19 hours ago Steven Barrows Wareham, MA , US
62805 19 hours ago mr. g. west everett, WA , US
62804 19 hours ago Jane Burgess West Bromwich, ot , GB
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.