You beat me to it. Seems that the snake owners are being demonized again! hehe. Does anyone remember the 'kittens for feeders' debate a few months ago?
I do agree with the inherent 'bad idea-ness' of free to a good home ads. By giving the animals no value, of course you attract people who treat them that way. It seems like it's the ad-placer's choice, though, whether or not to place the ad--not something that should be regulated by newspapers. I'm sure there are plenty of free adoptions that turn out fine.
1.1 ball pythons (Huxley and Marla)
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