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 65336 signatures
Number Date Name Location
65336 2 hours ago Heather Helquist Taylorsville, UT , US
65335 3 hours ago nelson myers harrisburg, PA , GB
65334 9 hours ago Tobyn Gruwell Ashland, OR , US
65333 11 hours ago April Debolt virginia beach, VA , US
65332 1 day ago Maria Martinez Johnson City, NY , US
65331 1 day ago mauricio carvajal Santiago, ot , CL
65330 1 day ago Barbara Britz Berkeley, CA , US
65329 1 day ago sherrie munday LONGMONT, CO , US
65328 1 day ago Anonymous Pound Ridge, NY , US
65327 1 day ago Natalie Santiago Chula Vista, CA , US
65326 2 days ago S Gilbreath Valley Mills, TX , US
65325 3 days ago betty almand avondale est., GA , US
65324 3 days ago Valerie Sanderson Lake Mills, IA , US
65323 3 days ago susan cooney Bath, ME , US
65322 3 days ago sonja syne pompano Beach, FL , US
65321 3 days ago Martin Haunhorst Bonn, ot , DE
65320 3 days ago liron solomon holon, ot , IL
65319 3 days ago Sampson Chan San Francisco, CA , US
65318 3 days ago Anonymous Rosamond, CA , US
65317 3 days ago Tina Colafranceschi Whitethorn, CA , US
65316 3 days ago Sigfrido Quijano oakville, ON , CA
65315 3 days ago Kim Hart Des Moines, IA , US
65314 3 days ago Amy Wallace Cheboygan, MI , US
65313 3 days ago sara kolp Portland, OR , US
65312 3 days ago sandra melchor san francisco, CA , US
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Learn more about the Center's work to outlaw rattlesnake roundups here.