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Old 07-02-03, 08:11 PM   #82 (permalink)
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The other thing to be carefull of, is to not add fuel to a "puppy mill" kind of argument.

Maybe he thinks the only people who could make a living off of breeding reptiles are those who have thousands of snakes cramped into their basements like an Asian food market.

But most people don't have a clue that people actually breed reptiles as a hobby, much less as a source of income.

At our reptile shows, most people (more than 70%), assume that we have travelled to far away places to catch all of these snakes. They are shocked to learn that 98% of our collection is captive bred animals, and that most of them were hatched right here in Canada.

I then usually go into the speil about there being 2700 species of snakes alone, but not enough zoos in the world....

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