When I was living in Taipei, Taiwan, there is an infamous place called, "Snake Alley," although it has tamed the past few decades, but they still put on shows for the tourists. Hold you breath now, if you are queezy... they tie the snake up by neck and cut it open from the vent while it is still alive. Take out the heart and show it to all the tourists how long it continues to beat for (5 minutes or so). They mix some snake blood with some liquor and then make some soup with the meat. Apparently, the blood is good for you. All of this was about $10-15 Canadian. Quite a horror for this herp enthusiast. They also chopped up softshelled turtles alive as well.
I passed on them all.