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Posted by maxgold on May 09, 2003 at 12:36:05:

In Reply to: Read about venomoid surgery? Here are some pics. posted by richard.ritchey on May 08, 2003 at 20:57:21:

Spend 1 day in any animal clinic and you will see 20 procedures that are by far more inhumane than the procedure used to remove venom glands. My question is what are you advocating? Man uses animals for his benefit everyday. Everyone who owns a snake (or keeps pets) does it at the expense of the snake and the feeders used to feed it, guess what they want to be free, leave the cage open and see if they stay in there. If a zoo, educator or individual needs to use venomoids for safety, insurance reasons, or just because they want to, they can this is America. As long as the procedures are done as humanely as possible and the animals are healthy afterwards then so what. Do not throw rocks if you live in a glass house, join PETA, become a vegetarian hippie, and go protest the war. Better yet go throw some cow blood on someone who is wearing leather.....Whatever you do stop pretending you are so worried about the snakes, it is quite insulting

:This Monacled was surgicaly devenomized 10 years ago and is alive and well today. The bottom picture represents the "Mutilation" people claim the surgery to be.





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