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Truth is....

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Posted by: taw at Mon May 10 18:46:31 2004  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by taw ]  
   

Most of the people who are OK with supporting these tragic procedures will never see anything wrong with it. They will continue to come up with all manner of elaborate justifications to ease their conscience and try to sway others opinions. There are two sides here and it is clear to most that the serious, passionate, caring and professional venomous herpetoculturists, herpetologists and DVM's are on the antivenomoid side of the line. The vast majority of individuals that support these procedures are either:

1) A lower level dealer/broker/middle man. At the very least they recieve financial gain from the venomoid trade in some way.

2) A generally inexperienced person when it comes to reptiles or someone who doesn't want to take the necesssary steps to learn how to safely handle and care for a venomous animal. Or heck, someone who is just plain afraid of these animals. Point is most of the customers shouldn't have one of these animals to begin with.

Heck....Some of the "hacks in training" even have taxidermy businesses so that they can at least recoupe some of their money by stuffing and selling the unfortunate animals that don't make it through these amateur "surgeries".


I do my homework........


   

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