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I believe it's time for change - Part 1

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Posted by: zonatahunt at Mon Feb 27 01:52:48 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by zonatahunt ]  
   

Cindy,

As the moderator of this forum, I expect, as well as I'm sure everyone else does, that you maintain the highest standard and integrity when handling posts that Kingsnake.com might deem problematic. Over the years I've seen you intervene on countless occasions. Most of the time I find your handling of the situation to be fair and without bias. However, with respect to this situation, and others that have involved one common element, I feel as though you are demonstrating an inordinate and shameless amount of bias towards one party, or have lost sight of the importance and influence these threads have on the herpetological and herp hobbyist communities.

You have given us your blessing to discuss the biology of the disease/syndrome, it's effect on our colonies, and it's resulting psychological effect on each keeper having to deal with it, but you have banned outright any discussion of the source of an outbreak. Please, keep in mind, that if I reference a 'breeder' from this point on it is not the one 'who shall not be named', but instead a hypothetical cog to a critical point that I'm hoping will not fall on your deaf ears. As you and everyone else knows, from either personal experience or through word-of-mouth, that disease can decimate years of our blood, sweat and tears in a matter of days or weeks, by killing most if not all of our collection. If you get a bad case of cryptosporidium you can lose almost every individual in your collection. When these events occur, the first thing we do is damage control, but then we try to find out why it might have happened and where it originated from. The same formula is used by doctors worldwide, and most importantly by the WHO (World Health Organization). If an outbreak of ebola or smallpox were to ever occur in a first-, second-, or third-world country, not only would they identify the outbreak, isolate the infected, and try to control the spread of the virus, but they would absolutely attempt to....


   

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