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Sweetwater Texas Rattlesnake Round up

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Posted by: Really at Sun Mar 11 16:07:19 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


   

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