Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater, Texas Not Deterred By Coronavirus

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Sweetwater Jaycees World’s Largest Rattlesnake Roundup

Fear of the coronavirus isn’t hindering this year’s World’s Largest Rattlesnake Roundup, which opened Friday and will continue through Sunday at Nolan County Coliseum in Sweetwater, Texas. Animal rights activists have pointed to the barbaric torture and even the untold damage capturing rattlesnakes does to the environment because gasoline is poured into their burrows to lure the reptiles out of hiding. With NBA events and popular concerts such as SXSX Music Festival being cancelled, do you think it was a little bit of hubris not to cancel an event that is based around a creature which has already been linked to the deadly coronavirus?

 

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