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Re: UN-ethical treatment of snakes in pet shop


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Posted by Lisa on May 10, 2001 at 05:11:21:

In Reply to: UN-ethical treatment of snakes in pet shop posted by Ron on May 09, 2001 at 21:41:09:

: I have a question, I have witnessed some snakes being kept in what I believe is an inhumane and cruel manner in an area pet shop. I am new to the hobby and may be off base, but this has been bothering me. What should I do??

This is a difficult question, because of course your first reaction is to want to rescue the animals (which usually requires buying them). However, that will just pretty much guarantee that the store will get more animals to sell - and keeping them poorly in the mean time.

Can you describe what you saw? What were the conditions of the animals/enclosures? Sometimes petstores keep animals in conditions that may appear cruel, but really aren't too bad for herps - for the short term that it takes, before they're sold. Examples of this include mixing species (which is something you don't really want to do in many cases) or overcrowding (this often happens with lizards like leopard geckoes, anoles and iguanas). Long term both conditions would stress an animal severely, but in the short term there is little damage, if their other needs are met (food, humidity, etc.)

Are you willing to name the store? (online or by private email), I have been to a lot of the stores in the Pgh. area, and have some idea of their reputations...

Maybe I can help?...

Lisa



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