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.
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
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.
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.
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
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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 are cute and some people say that they kill people ant that is not true. More people die from dogs and cats then snakes and snakes are easier because you only have to feed them once a week. People who say snakes don't have felling and cant feel pain that is so wrong they feel pain just likes dog and cats. Sure mice have to die but they do not suffer they are pre killed and we just death them and animals have ti die for dog food as well have you read the label on the dog food bag it contains meat. They sould never be illegal and people should about them and give the,m love.
Dogs send people to the emergency room 93 times as often as snakes do. The number of emergent rooms visits by dogs is approximately 316,200 annually. That number in the case of snakes is 3,400. Who's trying to make dogs illegal? These statistics are provided by the World Health Organization in part.
This is so stupid; people are more often killed in the us by dogs and cats and not really snakes. There are no huge constrictors here so none can constrict you really. Even if you are bitten by a non venomous snake it hurts less than your kids' flu shots. Even if it was venomous you can get medical help and plus not all venomous species can actually hurt humans that bad. Also the common types of snakes are corn snakes and ball pythins which are not even close to dangerous. The mice and rats that are killed are killed in an airtight space that only has air in it at the time, then they gradually start replacing the air with CO2 and the mice or rats feel little to no pain this way and will eventually become unconscious and pass out and never feel pain. Also if you do a bioactive setup it has nearly everything they will encounter in the wild and you can get pretty big tanks so they can roam around. Also a lot of snakes are captive bred where there is no mass production. These are some of the things humans must get straight eventually. BTW, everyone who gets killed by snakes most involve trying to kill the snake or picking it up which makes sense because it doesn't know you and if you are going to be nice to it, especially if you are trying to kill it it will get scared and bite only to defend itself.
I have a corn snake and it is the best thing that has ever happened to me. To those who hate pet snakes, do you research before you post.
They actually make quite amazing pets. You guys probably haven't even seen a pet snake. I'll admit some pet snake can be a little bit moody but most snake are pretty fine with humans. Some snakes even grow a love bond with their owners like mine. DO RESEARCH BEFORE YOU POST!!!
I thing snakes are sooooooo cool i own a kenyan sand boa they are suppost to bite 100+ times in a year but mine has never even thought about it so if you are aginst snakes you are stupid evil and an idiot so do not hate snakes i said dont!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!