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Posted by Shaky on May 07, 2003 at 07:33:32:
In Reply to: Re: Hybrids... continued... posted by Serpwidgets on May 07, 2003 at 01:47:12:
So, did ya think most of us would sit still and read this whole post?
Just funning ya.
Now, I gotta admit, I thought that hybridizing was pretty irresponsible at first. It just didn't make sense to me. I was flat-out against it. That was UNTIL....I stopped to think about WHY I felt that way.
Turns out I thought that because other people did.
What it boils down to, I think, is this:
ALL of what we call herpetoculture (except possibly for just cordoning off a wild area and leaving it the hell alone) is "against nature's wishes," so to speak. NONE of it is natural.
When I realized that, I realized that most of the arguments about "ethical" and "moral" points were associated with business, and getting screwed when you don't know exactly what you're buying.
That isn't at all about the animals' well-being.
Now, I've not knowingly bought a hybrid, and possibly never will, but accept it as part of the hobby, as such.