Persecution

Welcome to the Snake House

Here’s the final installment in our series of five inspiring stories to celebrate ASP’s fifth birthday (read them all here): 40 Rattlesnakes Discovered in Couple’s Shed! Usually headlines like that are followed by a story detailing how miraculously no one was hurt before the snakes were inevitably removed or killed. This is not that story. …

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Keeping Wildlife Management Science-Based

To celebrate ASP’s fifth birthday, we’re sharing five inspiring stories with you — a new one each week through the end of 2019. Read them all here. Snakes are threatened by the same issues that affect all wildlife (e.g., climate chaos, habitat loss), but negative attitudes may be the biggest barrier to their conservation because …

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Stopping Snake Slaughter at Rattlesnake Roundups

To celebrate ASP’s fifth birthday, we’re sharing five inspiring stories with you — a new one each week through the end of the year. You’ve probably heard that Facebook is matching $7 million in donations today for Giving Tuesday. While we don’t expect to get that match (it goes fast to the biggest organizations), we …

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Don’t Let Fear Drive Wildlife Management in Massachusetts

Don’t Let Fear Drive Wildlife Management in Massachusetts Thanks to everyone who took action on this issue, we’ll provide updates as they become available. We have a sad, embarrassing history of persecuting animals we fear, often driving them to the brink of extinction. Timber rattlesnakes are one of many victims; they have been nearly extirpated …

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Stop Snake Slaughter at Rattlesnake Roundups

WARNING: the following video is graphic and violent – it shows what happens at a rattlesnake roundup. Find out more about this documentary. Each year, tens of thousands of rattlesnakes are taken from the wild to be displayed and slaughtered for entertainment and profit at rattlesnake roundups. Professional hunters, not bound by ‘bag’ or ‘take’ …

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Wildlife Slaughter Persists at Rattlesnake Roundups Despite Conservation Efforts

This article originally appeared on National Geographic Voices. Wildlife Slaughter Persists at Rattlesnake Roundups Despite Conservation Efforts Science does not support claims that roundups are required to prevent rattlesnake overpopulation. Each year, tens of thousands of rattlesnakes are taken from the wild to be displayed and slaughtered for entertainment and profit at rattlesnake roundups. Promoted …

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Mythical Mohave Rattlesnake

Mohave Greens are notorious for being the nastiest and deadliest snakes in the West. But is the reputation of the Mohave rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus) deserved? Click on the myths to learn the facts about Mohave rattlesnakes. A safer way to identify: In our thousands of encounters with Mohaves and other rattlesnakes, we’ve never observed an …

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