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SnakesAreMisunderstood
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Savage_girl
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Pet snakes shouldn't be illegal

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Started: 4/8/2018 Category: People
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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SnakesAreMisunderstood

Pro

Pet snakes should NOT be illegal. For one, out of 3,000 species of snakes, only 300 are venomous, and only a very small portion of those are even harmful to humans. Keeping a pet snake is no different than a dog or a cat. Snakes rarely even bite unless provoked, and common pet snakes (like Corn Snakes or Ball Pythons) don't even hurt you when you get bitten.

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Savage_girl

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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
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Posted by RMTheSupreme 3 years ago
RMTheSupreme
I know people with pet snakes is this some state-specific law or some US-only thing?
Posted by Nd2400 3 years ago
Nd2400
But the 300 venomous snakes is the reason why we have laws for snakes. If you want laws for the other than they could be a compromise but not the 300 venomous ones.
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