Showing posts with label social action. Show all posts
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sign the Petition to Stop Rattlesnake Round-Ups!

Here is an opportunity to help stop rattlesnake round-ups

Rattlesnake Roundups are festivals that are held annually across the United States. The snakes used in these roundups are captured from their natural habitat. In many cases gasoline is poured into dens to force out the snakes. During the roundups the snakes are subjected to brutal torture, including being kicked, stomped on, whipped, burned, and skinned alive. Snakes are then callously killed by decapitation. False information on snakebites are given out at roundups to inspire fear and the justification of the barbaric animal cruelty and disregard of life that is carried out. According to the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH), roundups account for the annual take of over 100,000 rattlesnakes.

This makes roundups a huge conservation concern, as well as an immense animal cruelty issue, and a concern of environmental degradation.

Roger comments: Howdy All,

My friend Peter Lawrence from the UK was kind enough to send me something which was under my very nose for quite a while. Well, it's better late than never.

I hope that you will take a moment to at least look at the link that Peter sent me. I have followed his advice, signed it myself, and now sending it along to you. It was painless to sign.
I was amazed and mostly ashamed that roughly 20 signatures to one were all from foreign countries. We have the power to turn that around.

I'm also ashamed that I misspelled "butchering" with my comments! I hope that they don't take points off for bad spelling........

If you haven't already done so, please consider signing and forwarding.
Thanks, roger

>very good, a moving letter and images. Thanks, I am shipping it
>around. Looking up Melissa I found this, can you ship it to your
>friends, or already maybe you have done so?