End Cruel Rattlesnake Roundup

rattlesnake-by-tigerhawkvok

Target: Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas

Goal: End snake abuses like skinning and beheading at yearly rattlesnake roundup event.

Rattlesnakes are gathered in a pit where handlers behead and skin them in front of keen observers at the annual rattlesnake roundup. Onlookers are also given the option to skin the snakes and leave snake blood handprints on a wall.

The Sweetwater Junior Chamber of Commerce claims this event is necessary to curb the rattlesnake population. Rattlesnake experts, however, state that rattlesnakes pose no threat to humans or livestock as the snakes don’t see either as food.

Advocates of the event state that it’s a profitable tradition–one which locals find enjoyable. Other cities with similar events have found a compromise. They have the roundup, but rather than killing the snakes, they have a series of events that teach viewers about snake safety and allow for safe human-snake interactions.

Demand the Sweetwater, Texas rattlesnake roundup event stops the cruel practice of killing and skinning snakes.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Governor Abbott,

Sweetwater’s annual rattlesnake roundup is a horror show of blood and death. Experts indicate there is no reason to fear over-population of the snakes nor that they would attack humans or livestock.

Advocates of the event point out the profits it brings to the town. Other locations with similar events have redesigned their roundups to avoid killing the snakes and instead provide for safe human-snake interactions and education about snake safety.

We demand Sweetwater’s rattlesnake roundup be altered to exclude killing or harming the rattlesnakes.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Tigerhawkvok

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8 Comments

  1. Shelli Schmidt says:

    Sounds like they’re using the old standby, it’s profitable so it’s acceptable…
    I hope they get bit on the eye, lips, groin & ass…Please let it be.

  2. Juliette Dauterive says:

    Rattlesnake roundups in georgia have devastated populations so much that they must now capture them elsewhere. I get killing one if it is a threat, but to glorify it is archaic.

  3. Rattlesnakes were there long before bloody humans. Even if their numbers need to be reduced, there is no excuse to do it so brutally.

  4. WHAT UNINTELIGENT MORONS, ARE ALL THESE IDIOTS MENTALY RETARDED, AND WHY DOES THE GOVERNMENT ALLOW THIS EVIL THEY ARE MENTALY RETARED MORONSAS WELL, HOPE THEY ALL GET BITTEN AND DIE, PLEASE STOP THIS EVIL NOW.

  5. Kae Blecha, OTR says:

    So have these cretins also hired a witch doctor? No, on second thought, that would probably go against their Christian teachings. Without a doubt, most of the participants will be in church the next day.

  6. Is there absolutely no end to the arrogance and feeling of superiority in so-called “humans”?
    It appears to me A member of the “human” race, defined as follows: primate genus Homo, especially a member of the species Homo sapiens, distinguished from other apes by a large brain and the capacity for speech.”
    More and more every day I despair at the dreadful cruelty that is meted out by a so-called “superior” being with a large brain and able to speak for him/herself – in other words think and speak, cry, feel pain, etc.
    “Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer
    Seriously, if you cannot at least be kind, do not do harm!!!
    ANIMALS ARE NOT COMMODITIES TO BE USED AND ABUSED – GET THAT INTO YOUR HEADS and just know KARMA IS EXTREMELY NASTY!!!!

  7. Another case, one of many, where a powerful first world acts just like a backward third world banana republic. This is 2016 when ‘traditions’ that inflict gratuitous cruelty should have long ago been assigned to the garbage heap.

  8. lisa bailey says:

    Simply – WTF. Come on Americans whats wrong with ???

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