must of you's would not even attempt holding those reptiles.
And even those of us that do work with venomous would not handle them the way he does. It is taking uneeded risks. We try to use proper and safe handling tactics.
I will admit that his show brought herps (particularly hots) into the public eye. But it has caused a great deal of ill effects as well, not because of his show, but because of his reckless handling tactics. I cannot remember the last time I watched an entire episode. In general, within 5 to 10 minutes I see something so reckless and stupid that I have to change the channel. I was disappointed that I did watch the entire Eastern Diamondback Episode, but my wife made me change the channel because I was yelling the TV too loud, litterally.