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 66114 signatures
Number Date Name Location
66114 7 minutes ago Sandra Mathes Saint Louis, MO , US
66113 9 hours ago Debbie Neimark Chicago, IL , US
66112 12 hours ago Emily Fite St. Joseph, MO , US
66111 1 day ago Marta Styczynska Prievidza, ot , SK
66110 1 day ago Liane McFetridge Norholt, ot , GB
66109 2 days ago Anonymous Easton, PA , US
66108 2 days ago Cecilia Rivas Hermitage, TN , US
66107 3 days ago Anonymous cleveland, OH , US
66106 3 days ago sija sur zagreb, ot , HR
66105 3 days ago Anonymous Calgary, AB , CA
66104 3 days ago Chris Soultaire San Antonio, TX , US
66103 3 days ago Karen Reid Santa Rosa, CA , US
66102 3 days ago briony savage edin, ot , GB
66101 3 days ago Marion Curlin Seattle, WA , US
66100 3 days ago Jorel Cuomo Victoria, BC , CA
66099 3 days ago Chris Powlan San Rafael , CA , US
66098 4 days ago Shinobu Fukushima Tokyo, ot , JP
66097 6 days ago Kim Hart Des Moines, IA , US
66096 6 days ago Denise Griffin Mobile, AL , US
66095 6 days ago Stephanie Newsom Vallejo, CA , US
66094 1 week ago taeler dombrosky spokane, WA , US
66093 1 week ago Julie Martin Frederic, WI , US
66092 1 week ago Donna Vivado Centerville, MA , US
66091 1 week ago Debbie Neimark Chicago, IL , US
66090 1 week ago Amanda Allen Elkhart, IN , US
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.