Thursday, April 8, 2010

I agree with the HSUS. Hell is freezing over as we speak.

There is a first time for everything.

Regular readers will be shocked, but I have finally found some common ground with the Humane Society of the United States of America. 

They want support for a new rule that will allow fewer snakes to be traded for pets.  I generally am against anything that impedes anyone's ability to conduct business, but I'm against snakes even more.

From the HSUS website.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed important new rules to list as "injurious" nine species of large constrictor snakes—including Burmese pythons, reticulated pythons, boa constrictors, and anacondas.

This will stop importation and interstate movement of the animals as pets. These snakes are dangerous to people and they can wreak havoc on our ecosystems. Add to this the suffering of these animals in the pet trade, and it is clear that action is needed now.

Now I'm not rushing out to donate to them, or send a thank you to the Fish and Wildlife Service, but I will admit I think this is a good idea.

Is it cold where you live?

2 comments:

  1. Up here, in beautiful, bountiful rural upstate agricultural New York, we are just coming out of a long, cold, dark damp and dreary deep freeze. In Thaw now, Warming Up a Bit and Big Fog Lifting - Clearing Up Some. How About You?

    http://www.humanesociety.org/news/news/2010/04/investigation_rose_acre_rembrandt_040710.html

    If you can watch the entire vid in the link above without knowing that what you see happening is wrong or without feeling some pain in your heart for these animals who suffer so gruesomely and regularly at the hands of man, you must be of the in-human kind of humans, and a blemish upon our race. Those who try to justify this kind of behavior or would support its continued use are just as bad, IMHO. Humans ARE supposed to have compassion. Without that, we are just mere,...well, bloodthirsty animals.

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  2. See http://www.rexano.org/pythons.htm for good factual information on pythons and other information on exotic animal ownership

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