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Posted by robin on May 11, 2003 at 23:50:51:
In Reply to: Your pleasure, a snake's pain. posted by MsTT on May 11, 2003 at 23:24:41:
:Never touched? I often hook and tail to move snakes around for maintenance, which means I get to touch my snakes all the time. And of course they are tubed and hand restrained for any necessary medications and veterinary exams.
:As for getting pleasure from being able to handle a snake more freely, I think that the price that has to be paid for that pleasure is too high. I don't mean in dollars, I mean in a snake's flesh, blood and pain. That is the coin you are spending to buy your extra fun. Are you really proud of that fact?
Hi Tanith. I have the utmost respect for you. I have even sent you fan mail LOL. I just do not agree with you on this issue. I have seen no evidence of pain in snakes recovering from venomoid surgery. Touching a snake for routine maitenance and really being able to touch a venomoid snake are entirely different things. I am proud of the fact that I take excellent care of all my snakes, hot or not. They are healthy, happy, and as content as any snake can be in captivity. Thats what I expect everyone to do for their captives. I feel the venomoid issue the wrong thing to get up in arms about, lets spend our energy educating people in proper husbandry.........Robin