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  • Petitioned Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Executive Director of FWC
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Stop the barbaric Burmese Python hunt contest in Florida.

    1. Anna Florentis
    2. Petition by

      Anna Florentis

      Tampa, FL

While it is understandable that pet owners having released these giant snakes into the Florida wilderness not only poses competition for food with the native wildlife, causing an imbalance and risk to their survival and habitat, as well as posing a threat to humans, it is inhumane and cruel to hunt and kill animals who also are victims of poor legislation and irresponsible ownership. Our goal is to have this barbaric competition stopped and the animals be trapped live instead and transported back to their native countries and habitats, especially considering they are already acclimated to surviving in the wild.

 

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. The massacre has begun!

      Anna Florentis
      Petition Organizer

      https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/227719_10151397227211609_1721118340_n.jpg

      Here is a photo from Sen. Nelson's FB page depicting his participation in the python hunt. The hunt has begun and this massacre is well under way. Are there really only 188 people in the world who find this offensive?
      Please share, I'm sure we can get at least 1000!!!

    3. Four days left!

      Anna Florentis
      Petition Organizer

      Please share! Only four days left to make an impact!

    4. Reached 100 signatures
    5. Very little time to make an impact

      Anna Florentis
      Petition Organizer

      We have very little time to make an impact as this hunt begins Jan 12. Please sign and share. Please contact the WFC directly via email, online form or telephone messages.

    6. Reached 10 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Tim R TRENTON, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      People need to stop this witch hunt against Burmese pythons. It should be ILLEGAL to hunt and kill Burmese pythons, even if they are an "invasive species". The life of a Burmese python is just as valuable of the life of a cat, dog, or human. STOP THE BURMESE PYTHON HUNT!!! The lives of Burmese pythons need to be respected and protected, not destroyed. Burmese pythons have the same intrinsic right to life that humans have. Humans don't go around decapitating invasive cats, and yet that is what these arrogant, ignorant Florida politicians are doing to pythons. This is not a "harvest" of pythons, it is the MURDER of pythons. The "python challenge" is a barbaric, sadistic desecration of life

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    • moises sanchez BALDWIN PARK, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Stop the barbarism against the florida pythons

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    • Heather O'Shaughnessy OTTAWA, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      This is not a solution

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    • Paul Nelson RACINE, WV
      • over 1 year ago

      Stop letting them be pets and this would not be a problem. But trap the snakes and take back to their home land.

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    • Alexandra Hoenicke ST. CLAIR SHORES, MI
      • over 1 year ago

      It is the states responsibility to take care of the animals, and there are many ways to stop the problem. There is no need to kill the poor snakes just because people are irresponsible and let their pets free.

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