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RE: python vs dog related deaths in fl.

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Posted by: WSTREPS at Tue Feb 23 20:24:23 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by WSTREPS ]  
   

Numbers are a funny thing, for example .....you can say something like, there have been over 50 deaths in the US due to such and such last year and everyone says OMG , we have to do something, or you can say only 1 in 6 million were effected by such and such last year, essentially the same stat but not the same mental picture is painted.........


I don't think the safty numbers regarding large constrictors have to be compared to anything but I do understand the basis for using a everyday common ground type comparision like dog attacks,

Ive been all up and down with this type of "Percentage " approach. Its a smart approach from one perspective, While it does create a clear picture of the incredibly low, virtually non existent risk these animals pose to the average citizen.......and where these animals really fall within the full spectrum of everyday society in real world numbers, Ultimately it seems a waste of time, most people would rather complain about cats and argue from a two wrongs make it right perspective.

ERNIE EISON
WESTWOOD ACRES REPTILE FARM INC.


   

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