Demand Company Stop Drowning Snakes

Target: Ryan Marshall, CEO of Pulte Group

Goal: Change the plastic erosion-control netting to a biodegradable and wildlife-safe netting to prevent further injury and death to snakes.

A new community being built is using plastic erosion-control netting, which is causing countess snakes injury and death. Pulte Group, the company that is building the community, has been ignoring the public’s pleas to remove the netting. It is time to stop these unnecessary deaths and replace the netting.

The netting surrounds a pond around which the community is being built. Snakes are getting tangled in the plastic netting which not only leads to injury, but in some cases death. Many of the snakes are drowning due to getting caught on the waterline of the pond. Biodegradable netting with a wildlife-safe weave is available, but Pulte Group seems to keep ignoring the public’s pleas to get rid of this deadly plastic netting.

Sign this petition and demand Pulte Group replace the plastic netting with the wildlife-safe, biodegradable netting. Such a simple change would spare so many lives from pain and death.


Dear Mr. Marshall,

Pulte Group is currently building a community around a small pond in Canton, Georgia. Your company has been using plastic erosion-control netting which has caused injury and death to countless snakes. It is time to remove this netting and replace it with an animal-friendly alternative.

The plastic netting is causing many snakes to get tangled and trapped, which leads to injury and even death. Some of the snakes are drowning due to getting caught on the edge of the pond. Thankfully, there is a solution to this problem. Biodegradable netting with wildlife-safe weave is available.

Please consider replacing the plastic netting with a new wildlife-safe netting. It is an easy change that will spare countless snakes from unnecessary pain and death.


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  1. Sonja Beyer says:

    What a sad world where only human life counts.
    What about those wild mares in Argentina that are caught, beaten into tiny enclosures in order to “give” 10 litres of their blood to gain a hormone for German sow so they can conceive and breed better. The horses after their ordeal are left to die or survive as the case may be.
    Anybody on to that?

  2. Dear Mr.Ryan Marshall, CEO of Pulte Group
    You can and must change the plastic erosion-control netting to a biodegradable and wildlife-safe netting to prevent further injury and death to snakes.
    I live in Arizona and there are Pulte homes here also, so if you don’t want a boycott of your homes, I strongly suggest that you make the change to a wildlife safe netting.
    Snakes have their place in the ecosystem.
    Love and peace to all the animals and reptiles of the world.

  3. Sonja, no I hadn’t heard about the wild mares in Argentia. It sounds absolutely horrible. Can you tell me what to google?
    And I have one for you and anyone who reads this: google Grand Canyon/trail rides
    We must address the barbaric morans working the trail rides in the Grand canyons. The poor horses and burros that haul the fat ass tourist in and out of the canyon are being used inhumanely and cruelly killed once they are too tired or too sick to take another step. The outfitters are shoving the horses over the cliffs where there the sick animal where it stops leaving it on jagged rocks to die a painful, slow death, sometimes days and usually under a blistering sun. This is being made public because the tourist are filming and taking pictures of this horrific torturous sadistic act of murder. One of my best friends who has chronic asthma hiked in and out of the canyon in one day in the middle of July. If she could do it ANYONE can. (You shouldn’t put your lazy ass on an already tired & sick animal.)And if you can’t hike it, you shouldn’t be going down into the canyon period. I believe we should ban all commercial trail rides in and out of the canyon. Take all supplies to the camp in by hikers. Why hasn’t fish and wildlife or the forestry service put a stop to this barbaric, archaic and inhumane throw back of a fun ride been shut down long before now. The world is watching and tourism will fall off because no one wants to be part of the heinous sickening brutal killing of beautiful animals that have been systematically tortured and then brutally killed. The “outfitters” are sick unfeeling morans and should all be arrested and sent to prison. It won’t lessen the pain and suffering that these innocent horses and burros have endured for probably all their lives but the morons must be made to pay for their evil crimes against animals that have done nothing but give safe rides to fat assed or damn lazy tourist, without vet care and then horses & burros are repaid by being shoved over a high cliff in a barren canyon, and left to die if the fall didn’t kill the poor animal.
    Come now these “outfitters” have gotten away with murder for far too long. Its time we throw them down the canyon cliffs.

  4. Joy Napier says:

    The subhuman nefarious inflicting monsters should ALL be drowned. They don’t deserve to live amongst the decent, good folks. NOT a single tear would be shed here!

  5. Wildlife is essential for the survival of the planet and the humans who live on it. Each species, no matter its size nor how insignificant it may seem to humans, has its own role in making this planet work and thrive efficiently. Humans, however, are the least necessary species on earth, and it, and every other species on it would fare much better without any of us.

  6. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    I have to smile here as I’m wondering if the new to be community folk have any idea of the snakes living there? Most humans are terrified of them sadly, and act by killing first then asking questions!
    Upon saying that these companies should have know about the snakes and other wildlife prior to building and especially after a few trappings, should have had the brains to change to something more environmentally friendly. Then again perhaps they are afraid of snakes as well and trying to get rid of them.

  7. What a bunch of absolute wankers. Use the wildlife friendly netting you assholes.

  8. Kathy Khoshfahm says:

    Ryan – The Animal Kingdom are citizens of this Earth too and they deserve our respect and protection. If your nets are causing these snakes to drown, then for God Sakes replace them with something that will not! All Life on this planet must be respected, not just human life. Get it done Ryan…

  9. D Page,

    How about starting a petition about these Canyon Trail murders of horses and burros? I am sure many would sign!

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