I don't know HOW politics came up... more specifically the oil and the animal killing politician deal.
The ONLY problem I have with this type of thing, is when it puts animal populations at risk. Let's face it, dogs will never be at risk of going extinct, therefore I have no problem at all with people them. Same with rats, cats, etc (except I can't fathom how dog and cat would taste good... but oh well!). And has anyone paused to consider what raising cattle has done to OUR environment? Do you honestly believe that wildlife can live and flourish the same it could if thousands upon thousands of acres weren't destroyed to make room for cows?
And Dark angel... no one called you stupid. We're just a little surprised how people can still think it's real when it's been proven fake ages ago. I know lots of people used to believe it. Maybe you didn't get the memo
Brig - very well put! I completely agree, that's it's so very easy (not to mention hypocritical) to sit here and say "ewww that gross how can those cruel snake torturers do that?" When we can walk 5 minutes to the grocery store and buy a big hunk of pre-raised, pre-killed, pre-cut, pre-washed meat to bring home and eat.
I've noticed the bid has gone up to 50$... while I am saddened by the fact that such a lovely, rare cobra was exploited for this, I once again cannot criticize another culture.
In fact, my father has a cobra in a bottle that he received from an asian guy he met. I can't say I was pleased with the whole thing, but then again, if someone were to give me a leather saddle I'd be ecstatic. Just goes to show.