There will ALWAYS been someone against hobbys you are into. If you like riding dirt bikes, there is a group that is afriad someone will get hurt, if you race cars, same thing. If you hunt, a group against it, own a gun, people are scared. It goes on and on and on. People will NEVER EVER stop living in fear or hating things they do not understand.
And I mean, everyone doesn't have to like snakes just like they don't have to like hunting, etc. As long as we keep a responsible, educational hobby going, let those angry people keep complaining, they have nothing better to do.