Well, I didn't realise that this was brought up every single week, so I don't know if this has been done, but has anyone ever contacted the media to use them to blast the show politely? Freedom of the press right?
All the ssnakess members in the US who feel strongly about this have numerouse shows like 20/20 and such to contact. The Canadians have many options aswell. Everyone could contact thier local newspaper. Write a very polite, well researched, maybe sappy letter, and perhaps you'll get their attention enough that they'll do a bit on the animal cruelty that goes on in the show. One thing that inspires TV shows to change their ways is bad publicity. They want to keep making the millions, and without viewers, they can't.
I think that it's a release for people to gripe about it here, no matter how often it's mentioned. This is afterall, an open discussion board and our fellow herpers will lsiten and relate. This is just my 2 cents.