ATLANTA – Authorities in Grady and Evans counties are being asked to enforce state wildlife laws at rattlesnake roundups.
Rattlesnake roundup events are scheduled to take place Claxton and Whigham. Hunters bring in as many snakes as they can catch in a year to be milked for venom, butchered, then sold for meat and skin, according to a news release from the Center for Biological Diversity.
A wildlife exhibition permit is required under Georgia law in order to publicly display wildlife and an importation permit is needed in order to bring wildlife into the state, according to the Center for Biological Diversity.
A letter was sent by the Center for Biological Diversity, Coastal Plains Institute and Land Conservancy and One More Generation.