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  • Snakes Are Dangerous!

    There are other reasons to be afraid of snakes than that one of them could be Satan in disguise, although that would be a great reason if it were actually possible. There are pet owners who are too irresponsible to keep even a gaping-mouthed, lethal, possibly-poisonous, speedy, creepy and durable reptiles that have even more vertebrae than they do in tightly closed cages. Some are boa constrictors and will choke you, some are poisonous, such as vipers or rattlesnakes, and some will just plain eat you. According to www.Bbc.Co.Uk/2/hi/south_asia/5314104.Stm, More people have died of snakebites in India than in any other country in the world. If they escape from their cages, there's no telling what hey could do besides kill their owners. After eating someone, they can infect groups of people with the bacteria that were all over their bodies by spreading them by hissing. If they become road kill, their fangs may damage car tires or even become stuck in the tires. Also, when kids are climbing trees, they may stumble upon a branch that's actually a camouflaged snake. These children are also likely to be very, very young and impressionable, so they will probably attack the snakes instead of heading in the opposite direction. This would give the snake enough time to kill them. Some of these snakes may also have once been pet snakes. The bottom line is, I think pet snakes were a bad idea from the start.

  • Snakes are harmless,,

    What many people said here is totally wrong. .. They have stupid thought that snakes harm people ,, it's not true snakes harm people only when people harm them.. Even people having dogs and cats often get bitten by them in that case even the dogs and cats are harmful creatures right.. Y do u people still have them as pets?? One of the loveliest creation by god are snakes.. Wake up guys and be practical

  • Gross and stuff

    Ew. Snakes r yuk yuk and they live in jungls no homes. They no good and blah. Slimed make me sad. And they r big and like to kill. They no cute they ugly they fat they slimy they big they small they no good that why
    Sined,
    Smart n stuff

  • Snakes Are Dangerous!

    There are other reasons to be afraid of snakes than because one of them could be Satan in disguise, although that would be a great reason if it were actually possible. Some people are actually scared of them because they can kill you. Even some of the little ones can do that. Some are poisonous and bite you, some are boa constrictors or pythons and will squeeze you to death, and some will just plain devour you. Plus, not every parent is attentive enough to notice their kids' irresponsibility. And some people are just too irresponsible to keep even a serpent in its cage. Unsupervised animals in open cages can escape very easily.

  • They eat your other pets and kids

    There have been 34 kids hurt by snakes and a lot ofother pets have died to these monstouros beasts. Some people let them roam free in the wild and they grow massive and try to eat mailboxes and even children. They also eatso much and take up so much space they get out.

  • It is inhumane

    They are never given enough room to move around and lack. It supports rodent mills and the inhumane killing of rats who unlike snakes have emotions, make bonds and can be housed nicely. Snakes are not capable of affection because they don't have emotions. This isn't opinion it's fact. So keeping them is not benefit them at all. Snakes are a conversation piece. Decoration for humans.

  • A danger to you and the ecosystem!

    For an easy look at the strain that keeping snakes as pets has caused, you have to look no farther than Florida. In the Sunshine State, exotic pythons that became too large for their owners to keep are killing native species. This needs to stop now! Take action and make safe decisions.

  • To those wishing snakes to be illegal

    Your rottweiler is more dangerous to a toddler than the average pet snake. 95% of the "horror stories" you hear about snakes kiliing or injuring children are blown up by the media. The average snake enthusiast has no desire to own venomous snakes, but just because Joe Blow thought a Rattlesnake would be a good pet and it killed his toddler, doesn't mean it is the snake's fault

  • Snakes are not mans best friend.

    My family migrated from Parana Argentina. Down under we have large deadly constrictors. People have to kill them. They will kill you dog, child other dangerous animals and even their owner. People who own such pets are selfish and putting other lives at rick. If you want to own such a pet move to the Amazon Jungle and see how long you survive. They even kill alligators. I live in the south and we have to watch where we walk for half of the year because if you get bit you need anti venom right away or you limb could be amputated. If dogs can be neutered so should deadly snakes. We must be living in the end times when this diabolical evil creature is fastly becoming mans best friend.

  • Should pet snakes be illegal

    Why would anyone want to a so called pet who can kill another pet or a child. My family migrated from Parana Argentina where they have anacondas they kill anything even alligators. If you want to own an animal like that move to the jungle of Argentina. People their kill them. A deadly snake is not your friend. You are endangering others. Garden Snakes o.K. Constrictors are evil and should be outlawed. If you can neuter a dog why not a python? Where are the laws to protect the public? We must be in they end times if a python has become mans best friend. I live in the south and if you are bitten by a snake you must get to a emergency room A.S.A.P. These deadly creatures are not mans beat friend rather all species enemy.

  • To all you people who want pet snakes to be illegal...

    The most common pet snakes are the corn snake, the ball python, the california king snake, and the Milk Snake They all are nonvenomous, have a reluctance to bite and are harmless to humans.
    And seriously, the argument I see on the opposing side are just stupid. Dear Loveshismom, "More people in India have died from snakebites than in any other country". That doesn't mean anything, who said the snakes were pets? Snakes do not eat humans!

  • No, if someone wants a snake they can have a snake!

    Some people really enjoy owning a snake. Just because you are afraid of a snake that is under someone else's control, doesn't mean they have to compromise for your fear. If that's the persons choice of pet, then they should have the right of owning it!
    You wouldn't compromise giving up your dog because I'm scared of it biting me would you?

  • I Own One

    I love my pet snake. She is a loving being and would not hurt a human. When she is allowed to come out of her glass, enclosed, tightly sealed, snake proof cage... She stays in my hands at all times. I get the fact that some people are irresponsible. Buying and raising a snake is something that requires responsibility. The best thing to do to limit problems with irresponsible people is that to own a snake you must go through a training process or test. It should not be completely illegal to own a snake.

    Some problems that arise with making it illegal is that now there are many snake owners who must get rid of there pet. Where do you send it? Killing it would be animal cruelty. Setting it free in the wild makes more problems for the local population. Another problem is that there would be people who go to jail for illegal trafficking of snakes, keeping a snake they already had, or creating animal creulty by killing there pet.

  • They are quiet than other pets. Also a snake is easy to feed.

    Dogs or other pets like cats and birds make a loud sound. And that sound can bother us. But snakes doesn't. And we only need to give the snake a rat for ood for a week. But dogs or other pets need to give them food and that will ge tierd.

  • You didn't say dangerous snakes so no

    Most snakes people keep aren't that dangerous. So I can't even imagine what would make someone think they should be illegal.

    Maybe one of them is the devil in disguise?

    So... Here are so more characters because you apparently need to write fifty characters to have an opinion. Yea huh

  • Snakes ant mean by nature

    Snakes are not mean by nature, and I’m speaking from experience, a snake that strikes at you is not from aggression, it’s Defending its self, you have probably tried to pick it up and got bitten, that’s your falt not the snakes, you probably tried to kill it and got bitten, that’s also your falt, woldint you try and Defend your self if some one was to try and hurt you? Especially if that threat was what bigger than you? Even if it was to pick you up, your firs response wold be to run, snakes try to slither away. Snakes only bite when it’s the last thing thay think that will work to get them away from you , so leave the snakes alone

  • Snakes ant mean by nature

    Snakes are not mean by nature, and I’m speaking from experience, a snake that strikes at you is not from aggression, it’s Defending its self, you have probably tried to pick it up and got bitten, that’s your falt not the snakes, you probably tried to kill it and got bitten, that’s also your falt, woldint you try and Defend your self if some one was to try and hurt you? Especially if that threat was what bigger than you? Even if it was to pick you up, your firs response wold be to run, snakes try to slither away. Snakes only bite when it’s the last thing thay think that will work to get them away from you , so leave the snakes alone

  • Snakes ant mean by nature

    Snakes are not mean by nature, and I’m speaking from experience, a snake that strikes at you is not from aggression, it’s Defending its self, you have probably tried to pick it up and got bitten, that’s your falt not the snakes, you probably tried to kill it and got bitten, that’s also your falt, woldint you try and Defend your self if some one was to try and hurt you? Especially if that threat was what bigger than you? Even if it was to pick you up, your firs response wold be to run, snakes try to slither away. Snakes only bite when it’s the last thing thay think that will work to get them away from you , so leave the snakes alone

  • Dogs are more dangerous

    Honestly the only people who appear to be suggesting that they should be illegal, Are people that are uneducated and/or scared of them.
    Deaths by domestic snakes are pretty much always due to the owner making a mistake and not doing something correctly.
    The only snakes capable of really killing a person, Would be burmese pythons, Reticulated pythons, Carpet pythons and certain red-tailed boas. Apart from the fact that these are rather rare for people to own, People mainly own royal pythons or corn snakes. The little things can hardly take on a mouse let alone a full grown person.

    I cannot find exact statistics for death by domestic snakes, However from 1980 to 2008 at least 11 people died from snakes.
    Eleven.
    That's not even one a year, But how about we look at the statistics for "man's best friend"?
    "At least 4.5–4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 20 to 30 of these result in death."

    Twenty to thirty in one year, Compared to not even one a year.
    Snakes don't randomly attack people, They only attack when provoked. Can you say the same for some dogs?

    I don't like dogs, Not in the slightest and they have the potential to be incredibly dangerous. But I'm not trying to make ownership of one illegal, Because that's simply moronic.

  • Omg what is wrong with people

    Snakes are wonderful pets first off. Second, if you’re even going to try and defend yes and say that snakes are “poisonous” you should honestly just give up even writing something. Pet snakes aren’t VENOMOUS, which is different from poisonous, mind you. Do some research before you open your mouth. It is honestly pathetic to see people try to hate on something when they don’t even know what they’re talking about.


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Loveshismom says2014-08-07T13:56:07.353
My brother used to own a pet snake
BblackkBbirdd says2015-06-07T13:12:33.097
I can't tell if the yes voters are being serious or trolling