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Posted by highlander1 on May 03, 2003 at 17:56:28:
In Reply to: Just doesn't seem right... posted by Rob Carmichael on May 03, 2003 at 07:46:12:
:I don't know why, but something just strikes a negative cord in me when people show off live prey that is going to be fed to their burms - particularly prey that is considered to be loved pets by many people (yes, I know its hypocritical since I have a freezer full of frozen rabbits, however, I don't show them to anyone except my staff who help me at the wildlife center)....I'm sure your intentions are good so it isn't meant to be critical, however, as an educator who is always fighting the good fight for the cause of all serpents, this sort of thing will only do more harm than good with the people that we are trying to educate...once again, perhaps I'm just too nit picky but seeing the pic of the cute rabbit just evoked a bad feeling (and btw...if that is a viper, couldn't tell due to the dullish pic, that is NOT a good stand to keep that cage on). Cheers.
::Here is a pic of the rabbit before and after..
The right thing to do.If you look at it from a potential buyers point of view then they will know exactly what you have to feed these animals before they buy and maybe the industry wouldnt have as many rescues as they do now.Although on the other hand you could have the ones that are just a little wierd and say ahhh thats so cool and buy one just for the sport of it.Still yet though i believe that if people realized before they buy that the cute little baby burm thats going to be approximately 20 ft or so before grown and be able to eat something half its own body weight, then maybe just maybe people will quit doing the compulsive buying of animals and the rescues wouldnt have to keep shelling out their money for injured,sick,mean,or half starved snakes.Regards Bill McLeod