• Petitioned Animal Planet

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Stop showing the series "Rattlesnake Republic"

    1. Petition by

      Marilyn Sobel

      Swarthmore, PA

This show glamorizes the slaughter of rattlesnakes. It popularizes the myth that rattlesnakes are dangerous to humans, when they only strike people when they feel threatened. It encourages people to kill rattlesnakes whenever they see them, instead of leaving them alone. Animal Planet should be helping people appreciate animals, not hate them.

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    • Sarah Aitkenhead MANSFIELD, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am still amazed that "Animal Planet" can be airing a show glamorizing rattlesnake roundups. They are promoting extreme cruelty to animals. Animal Planet should have truly educational shows about reptiles that emphasize conservation and respect for the animals. I will not watch Animal Planet if they are still promoting killing snakes. Animal Planet, you are losing your fans!

    • Susan Mule' SUGAR LAND, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      This is a horrible show that goes against everything we know scientifically about reptiles, about rattlesnakes. What happened to the Animal Planet from the days of Steve Irwin? Animal Planet used to celebrate animals, not their destruction, and it used to educate people, not spread false information and myth.

    • Julia Stacy JACKSON, MS
      • over 2 years ago

      I am opposed to "Rattlesnake Republic" because it is animal cruelty and most snakes should be left alone or relocated. This teaches hatred on snakes and needs to be removed from the station.

    • Karen Bell EL PASO, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      Animal Planet used to have interesting educational shows, and now they only seem to have sensationalistic garbage. "Rattlesnake Republic" is one of the worst.

    • Jerry Tuttle ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • over 2 years ago

      I am a wildlife educator. I visit schools, museums and venues with facts and teach humane education outreach. This program openly demonstrates measures of habitat destruction, cruelty and a an insulting lack of respect for life. This program undoes, everything I believed Animal Planet was doing on behalf of animals. It sensationalizes the wholesale killing and total annihiliation of every snake found leaving nothing but destruction and slaughter. Anima Planet's programmers on this show are an INSULT. The show is a DISGRACE and should be CANCELLED IMMEDIATELY!!!! You are encouraging the destruction of part of the heritage of this country.


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