return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
click here for Nature Zone
Mice, Rats, Rabbits, Chicks, Quail
Available Now at RodentPro.com!
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Kingsnake . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Garter Snake . . . . . . . . . .  Richmond Reptile Expo - Oct. 24, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  The Reptile Expo - Oct. 26, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Nov. 07, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  Battlefield Reptile Expo - Nov. 14, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  Reptiles At The York Expo Center - Nov. 21, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  East Coast Reptile Super Expo - Nov. 21, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  DFW Herpetolocial Society Meeting - Nov. 21, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  The Reptile Expo - Nov. 30, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  The Reptile Expo - Dec. 12, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  Northern Virginia Reptile Show - Dec. 12, 2020 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
Chameleons, Geckos, Tortoises, Tegus and Ball Pythons for sale online
pool banner - $50 year

Sweetwater Texas Rattlesnake Round up

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Venomous Reptiles ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: Really at Sun Mar 11 16:06:38 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Really ]  
   

This weekend is the largest rattlesnake round-up in Texas. The way the snakes are treated before they are slaughtered for public entertainment is sickening. I'd been posting on the Jaycees website all day, leaving polite messages about alternatives, such as the way Georgia turned their round ups into wildlife festivals (though it took the near decimation of the Eastern Diamondback population in Georgia for this to happen).

I've now been blocked from posting or commenting on the page.

The Jaycees claim that the venom collected is used for antivenom but the snakes are kept in such horrible conditions that no hospital would accept that venom. This year, they had to up the bounty on the rattlesnakes from $3.00 a pound to $10.00 a pound because it was so hard for them to find enough snakes to slaughter this year.

If you find this practice as abhorrent as I do, please consider posting POLITELY on the Jaycee FB page, the link is

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweetwater-Jaycees-Rattlesnake-Round-Up/253049219648



Thank you,

ReallySusan


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Hide Replies ]


>> Next topic:  Photoshoot - Mostly Venomous - ccphoto, Mon Apr 16 10:13:42 2012
<< Previous topic:  Barkly Tableland Death Adder (A.hawkei) - yasin1, Tue Feb 21 13:59:30 2012