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Petitioning District Attorney Jason Hicks and 4 others
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Stop Rattlesnakes Having Their Mouths Sewn Shut at Oklahoma Roundups!

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Supporters

Every year rattlesnakes are tortured to death at Oklahoma rattlesnake roundups. Rattlesnakes are put into a freezer for "about two hours" where their blood begins to crystallize. Their fangs are often ripped cruelly from their mouths before having their mouths sewn shut. They are deprived of food, water and shelter. According to §1685 AND §1680.1 of the Department of Agriculture Cruelty to Animal laws, already on the books, this is felony animal cruelty.

These rattlesnakes are put on display for the purpose of making money allowing hundreds of people to have their photo taken with "a real live rattlesnake". These snakes die within a matter of hours due to lack of food/water, lack of shelter, stress and shock. It is a slow and torturous death.

Let Oklahoma law makers and enforcers know that you find this treatment of animals UNACCEPTABLE. Please contact the following law makers and enforcers in Oklahoma:

Governor of Oklahoma, Mary Fallin 405-521-2342 and 918-581-2801 or email her at https://www.ok.gov/triton/modules/formbuilder/form.php?form_id=2ab143b4bba6b0e9da3235121bf3a7ef73719541e049cc5bcddf8ed1564dac13

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Headquarters info@odwc.state.ok.us 405-521-3851

Assistant District Attorny Barry Retherford 580-623-5949

District Attorney Mike Fields 580-233-1311 info@mikefields.com

District Attorney Jason Hicks (580) 252-3240 580-255-8726 (580) 252-4050 vote@jasonhicksda.com

Police Chief of Waurika, Gary Whittington 9-5 M-F 580-228-2588 and town hall at 580-228-2713 then dispatch office: 580-228-2324

Police Chief of Apache, Jay Huff at 580-588-3309

Senator Dan Newberry 2300 N Lincoln Blvd, Rm 414 Oklahoma City, OK 73105 (405) 521-5600

Representative Mike Ritze 2300 N Lincoln Blvd, Rm 300-A Oklahoma City, OK 73105 (405) 557-7338

Don't keep YOUR mouths sewn shut! Stand up against animal cruelty and be a voice for the voiceless!

For more information go to:   https://www.facebook.com/theskunkwhisperer  or https://www.facebook.com/groups/2799875358/

 For video evidence documenting this abuse go to:   http://www.youtube.com/user/theskunkwhisperer  and http://www.youtube.com/user/rarrokla

Letter to
District Attorney Jason Hicks
District Attorney Mike Fields
Oklahoma State House
and 2 others
Oklahoma State Senate
Oklahoma Governor
I just signed the following petition addressed to: District Attorney Jason Hicks.

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Enforce current Oklahoma animal cruelty laws.

Every year rattlesnakes are tortured to death at Oklahoma rattlesnake roundups. Rattlesnakes are put into a freezer for "about two hours" where their blood begins to crystallize. Their fangs are often ripped cruelly from their mouths before having their mouths sewn shut. They are deprived of food, water and shelter. According to §1685 AND §1680.1 of the Department of Agriculture Cruelty to Animal laws, already on the books, this is felony animal cruelty.

These rattlesnakes are put on display for the purpose of making money allowing hundreds of people to have their photo taken with "a real live rattlesnake". These snakes die within a matter of hours due to lack of food/water, lack of shelter, stress and shock. It is a slow and torturous death.

We respectfully ask you to end the needless torture and cruelty of rattlesnakes at roundups in Oklahoma. Picture and video evidence has been made available to you and to the public documenting the cruel treatment of rattlesnakes, and all we ask is that you uphold current animal abuse laws in Oklahoma. Faiure to provide food, water, and shelter to any animal in Oklahoma is against the law and is a felony offense. Sewing an animals mouth shut is not just against the law but is needless cruelty.

Thank you for doing the right thing and upholding current animal cruelty laws.
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Sincerely,