...those breeders should stop breeding then. They obviously do not care about the well being of the animals they are shipping since they can't take the time to find a legal way to ship them safely. I agree with a previous post. If they aren't marked as being a live animal, they will be treated as any other package. I have been in both UPS and FedEx warehouses and have seen how they handle packages on the sort aisle. Your snake was tossed a whole lot and probably kicked around too. Very sad if you ask me.