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Posted by hades-raptor on April 21, 2003 at 17:35:52:
In Reply to: It's a very good idea, ... more posted by BrianSmith on April 21, 2003 at 17:30:00:
I can see how money would be the under-lying factor in people fixing them or not. Even fixing mammles isnt that cheap (I would know, I've got to take four cats int othe vet and get them all fixed in a few weeks).
It would simply be nice if it could be done.
:I have thought of this before myself. I don't know how feasible it would be. I have never taken the time to research the pros and cons of it before. But here's what little I do know: Reptiles are generally harder to euthanize and I have read that they are more prone to dying as a result than mammals. Also, their scales and "skin" would be a lot more difficult to stitch or seal an incision should a invasory surgery be required for "fixing" them. And lastly, it would likely cost a LOT of doe-rae-me to pay for it and most of the rescues are underfunded as it is. Who is going to pay for it? But if this could be done I would be all for it.
::I was just thinking. Everyone has been talking about the fact there is surplus of burms in rescues and so forth.
::And seeing VA Rescue's add in the classifides made me think. Most adoption places will not give burms out to breeders, and I highly reccomend that, but, how do you know FOR SURE that they will not be bred?
::You can fix (spay/nueter) rabbits, rodents, dogs, cats, and nearly every animal. Why should you not be able to fix a snake? Has it been done before? I there are some methods (as least I think) of proventing breeding but it isn't permenant.
::If you could fix rescue burms, or some babies that you sell to homes, would that not help the amount of burms being bred and scattered everywhere?
::I'm not saying that all burms should be fixed, or can be, but to prevent breeding when you adopt out a burm, or sell babies to people that plan to breed to futher decrease the amount of burms out there being bred.
::I dunno, I'm rambling.