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 email@example.com 405-521-3851
Assistant District Attorny Barry Retherford 580-623-5949
District Attorney Mike Fields 580-233-1311 firstname.lastname@example.org
District Attorney Jason Hicks (580) 252-3240 580-255-8726 (580) 252-4050 email@example.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!