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Petitioning President Animal Planet and Science Networks Marjorie Kaplan and 14 others

Tell Animal Planet to stop promoting Rattlesnake Republic and the slaughter of rattlesnakes

Rattlesnakes are an integral part of our ecosystems but through poor education and misplaced fears they are often killed. Rattlesnake populations are suffering massive declines across the US due to habitat destruction and humans needlessly killing them. Many states have placed rattlesnakes under protection making it illegal to kill them because of their declining numbers.

Animal Planet, a subsidiary of the Discovery Communications, LLC., blatantly promotes the slaughter of rattlesnakes with their show Rattlesnake Republic. The show follows around a group of rattlesnake hunters that collect the snakes to sell for slaughter. For an organization that is supposed to be devoted to animals this show is a disgusting display of animal exploitation for profit. Animal Planet has sunk to a frightening low in the pursuit of ratings.

Please join me in expressing to Animal Planet and Discovery Communications, LLC. your disgust over the promotion of slaughtering rattlesnakes for profits and ratings. Let’s ask that they remove this terrible show and any other shows like it from their network and promote only programs that focus on education and conservation.

To view the show promoting the slaughter of rattlesnakes for yourself I suggest you visit -

This petition was delivered to:
  • President Animal Planet and Science Networks
    Marjorie Kaplan
  • Executive Producer, Animal Planet Media
    Keith Hoffman
  • Executive Producer, Animal Planet Media
    Melinda Toporoff
  • Vice President, Production
    Jason Carey
  • Vice President, Programming and Development
    Andy Weissberg
  • Senior Vice President, Development
    Charlie Foley
  • Senior Vice President, Programming
    Rick Holzman
  • CEO Bright House Networks
    Steven A. Miron
  • Chairman Advance/Newhouse Communications
    Robert J. Miron
  • Chairman Liberty Media Corporation and Liberty Global, Inc.
    Dr. John C. Malone
  • Managing Director Allen & Company, LLC
    Paul A. Gould
  • Managing Director Hilltop Investments
    Robert R. Bennett
  • Independent Financial Consultant
    Robert R. Beck
  • Founder and Chairman Discovery Communications
    John S. Hendricks
  • President and CEO Discovery Communications
    David Zaslav

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