And some of us have been around the block a few times. Not everyone here is just a keeper of a couple snakes. Many of us are the "old timers" and are very active in many facets of herpetology and conservation.
There are many rammifications to ending each roundup, both financial and tradition. But they has been ended, and will continue to be ended.
But if people REALLY want to help stop them, hit the sponsors, not the roundup! Send letters to the sponsors, they are the money behind it. As long as these fuel the economy of these small towns, they will continue to be. Federal compensasion has to be given to them. And they are more likely to bargain with the feds if they are losing sponsors.
I planted some bird seed. A bird came up. Now I don't know what to feed it.