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
“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, 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.
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.