at Mon Feb 27 02:19:53 2012 [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by zonatahunt ]
...to ourselves. Many of us anthropomorphize with our animals to the point of giving each and every one of them names. We'll spend thousands of dollars on sick animals, not because we have the funds to do so (most of the time we don't), but simply because we don't even consider that there is an alternative that considers letting them die. So, because so many of us hold the animals in our collection so dear, why in the world would it be a bad thing to identify the source of a potentially lethal disease? Wouldn't we be enabling further pestilence and death if we only sat around and discussed how horrible things were, but did nothing to halt the spread of a devastating disease? Furthermore, if an organization such as WHO, because of not releasing the source of an outbreak, resulted in the deaths of thousands more, wouldn't they be condemned by our society and ostracized as ineffective and devoid of morality. Well, Kingsnake.com is the equivalent of WHO in the reptile world. It is a collective of individuals that originate from all corners of our planet. We share information on Kingsnake.com, we share ideas, and we also share our animals. Through the classifieds, and even thru the forums (some use this as a free means of advertisement), animals are sent from point A to point B. Thousands upon thousands of humans use this site as a place to share knowledge and to trade and sell our beloved reptiles. Whether you as a moderator agree with me or not, Kingsnake.com is a focal point for the health of the reptile hobby and should recognize themselves as such. To be so obtuse to simply ban the discussion of a potential source of a lethal disease is both irresponsible and morally defective. With that said, I do think that release of information regarding the potential origin of a disease such as zonata disease should be done with class and respect, I do believe it should be public information nonetheless. Yes, some of the posts deleted within this thread were...
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