Claxton GA agrees to end their 40+ years of Rattlesnake Roundups
Well, it finally happened… after almost two years of lobbying to try to save animals from being killed each year at local rattlesnake roundups, the folks in Claxton GA have agreed to change their event from one that collected and killed snakes to an event, which now celebrates the species
Rattlesnake Roundups” are contests calling for hunters to bring in as many snakes as they can catch in a year, at which point the snakes are slaughtered and sold for skin and meat. Seven states still host these killing contests: Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
2011 Georgia Rattlesnake Roundup
Rattlesnake Roundups, a southern tradition that needs to change.
Too Cute To Ignore?
We get great response when talking about cute endangered animals. But when speaking on the horror of Rattlesnake Roundups… silence. See why it’s so important.
Global Pangolin Awareness Art Campaign
To commemorate the 2017 World Pangolin Day, Olivia and Carter teamed up with renowned Asian pangolin expert and acclaimed artist Louise Fletcher from the UK and launched their year-long Pangolin Awareness Art Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to use education as a vehicle for change by educating as many people around the world […]
OMG In The News
Here are a few links to recent articles etc. about OMG and it’s founders Carter and Olivia: June 2016 – Radio Interview with “The Green Guy” May 2016 – SAVING SEA TURTLES, ONE DAY AT A TIME by Pottery Barn Teens Mar 2016 – TPWF MEET WITH OLIVIA AND CARTER RIES AT OMG IN ATLANTA “ONE […]
Trivia question for Nov-22-2011
Life expectancy is more than 20 years, but is typically shorter because of hunting and human expansion. Solitary outside of mating season, they are one of the more aggressive snake species found in North America because they rarely back away from confrontation. When threatened they usually coil and rattle to warn aggressors
Trivia question for Apr-29-2011
These snakes are considered to be rear-fanged venomous, but are not considered to pose any danger to humans and will only bite as a feeding response, rarely in defense. The defensive bite response is usually due to the temporary blindness experienced while shedding. Because the snake cannot see while shedding, it becomes paranoid and more aggressive.
Letter from an 8-year old
“Don’t kill the snakes… please ;-( Do you see how much it hurts me when you and others kill the snakes? Why does your group kill snakes? Did you know animals help us and we humans do nothing but harass and kill them? Why don’t you help them? Why, can you tell me?…
OMG Hosts Reptile Day at Fernbank Museum
OMG was invited to participate in the 2010 Reptile Day at the famed Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta on Saturday July 10th from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
OMG In The News
Here are a few links to recent articles etc. about OMG and it’s founders Carter and Olivia: June 2016 – Radio Interview with “The Green Guy” May 2016 – SAVING SEA TURTLES, ONE DAY AT A TIME by Pottery Barn Teens Mar 2016 – TPWF MEET WITH OLIVIA AND CARTER RIES AT OMG IN ATLANTA […]
OMG Joins Zoo Atlanta Program
OMG, or One More Generation, founded by Fayetteville’s Carter and Olivia Ries, took part in the Saturday for Snakes program at Zoo Atlanta. The activities took place Saturday July 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. OMG was among the snake experts and snake conservation groups in celebration of these remarkable vertebrates.