Sheesh Ladyhawke I have no idea why you're getting such negetive remarks from this. I personally see exactly where you're coming from to be honest.
I have different reasoning for not liking live feeding however. People say that it's more natural. But if you think about it, Yes, in the WILD it's natural and the prey has a chance at escape, and the snake has a chance to escape if things get rough. We're keeping snakes in enclosures. There's no chance at escape for either predetor nor prey and therefore it really isn't natural because they're trapped with each other. I find it sadistic.
I know some snakes will only feed live at first, and if I had to, I would feed them live (the ball at the store only eats live)...I'm just stating that I understand where you're coming from. I had one pet rat and four pet mice.
"A rattlesnake that doesn't bite teaches you nothing."