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Posted by: psilocybe at Sun May 9 13:17:59 2004  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by psilocybe ]  
   

with creating venomoids (whether by a qualified surgeon or not), simply because I don't believe in altering an animal simply so you can keep it. Educational shows can utilize hot snakes very simply by keeping them in display cages that are secure and locked. That way the audience can see the snake in all it's unaltered glory, and they can stay safely on the other side of a secure locked cage. Pretty simple. One survey showed that roughly 98% of venomoids were being sold on the private sector. That means that the vast majority of venomoids are going to people who just want a rattlesnake, but are unwilling to take the initiative and learn how to actually keep a venomous snake. Couple that with the fact that most vets will not do the surgery, and legally, only vets can. So most venomoids are garage hacks. I've really voiced my opinion on this subject so many times I'm actually sick of it, so I'll stop here, but IMO, venomoid surgery is unethical, and purchasing a venomoid should be avoided.

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