remeber that he is in the states, 400-500 there is way more here, plus animals are genereally cheaper there anyway.
I agree, I dont like the fact that anyone can go into a pet store buy some snake and kill it in a few days (or any animal for that matter). In my little experience there are too many stupid people buying from too many stupid pet stores. maybe educational shows at schools or community halls etc is a better way of getting people "into" it, istead of letting people listen to the petco and being very dissapointed in a few days...
My view on the subject.