UPDATE: Snakes Dying in Erosion Netting in Canton, Georgia!

The plastic erosion-control netting that distraught residents reported had been fatally ensnaring dozens of snakes has been removed! Thank you to the PulteGroup and Fieldstone Realty Partners for taking decisive action to prevent countless more animals from enduring the same fate—and thanks to everyone who lent their voices to this urgent matter. Please check out our other urgent alerts and speak out for animals who still desperately need your help.

Because people like you spoke out, a portion of the plastic erosion-control netting reportedly deployed around the retention pond at the Cadence community in Canton, Georgia, was removed. Unfortunately, much remains along the waterline or hidden in the now-tall grass, and wildlife apparently continue to fall prey. This issue still desperately needs your voice, as this alarming photo was reportedly taken in late May:

Please take a moment to thank property builders/managers PulteGroup and Fieldstone Realty Partners for their attention to this matter, while urging them to remove all netting before more animals die. Ask them to use biodegradable netting featuring a wildlife-safe weave instead—then forward this alert to everyone you know!

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind