i know for sure that 100 000 ball pythons were exported from africa in 2000. how can this be sustainable to the wild population???? the fact that dealers will sell 'ranched' balls for as little as $1.50 ea (when brought in lots of 1000) it demeans the life of the snake. the importer would expect that 50 - 65% will die, either en route, or within in the time it takes them to ship them out to other ditributors. all of these deaths are worked into the next selling price.
so much more to say, but so little energy
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