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Old 04-28-03, 03:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Have you guys seen/read this?

Has anyone read in the I think either this month or a few monthst ago Reptiles Magazine where they were talking about the Chinese medicine peeps that use rat snakes for ingredients? They dry up rat snakes they caught and grind them up and put them in 'medicines'. Now the specie is becoming endangered. Isn't that wrong?
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Old 04-28-03, 03:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not realy the ppl should just learn to breed there own stock.
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No, but they're WILD CAUGHT. So its not wrong? :I
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Its a hard situation.

On one hand you have certain Chinese people/families who make geniune products from certain animals, and have been doing so for centuries. I don't believe that is wrong.

But on the other hand you have the certian Chinese people (or other cultures) who are doing it because they know "stupid" and easily led people will believe their product does something it does not.

It wasn't until humans MASSIVE population explosion that these natural, centuries old practices came under fire. When the earth had less people, there was more of a balance. But more and more and more people see they can make a fast buck cheap and they start depleting natural sources of snakes, rhinos etc.

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I think it is wrong, but since we are of a different ethicalgroup we are in no place to judge. Since we are culturally different from them, we think that is strange, and they probably think some things we do are strange.

The only reason it is wrong in my opinion is the numbers they use. They are becoming endangered at an alarming rate and this should be avoided at all costs. JMO
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Okay so I didn't think about religion. I know everyone's different. But to me it's wrong. Man I don't know much about posting, do I?
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How is this any different from what we do here? We breed cows, slaughter em and eat them. A long time ago there was no such thing as farmers, therefor they were wild caught. I am not saying that they shouldn be used, or atleast captive bred, but they gotta start somewhere. I don't beleive in this at all, but why not look at our own faults and failures before attacking another culture's.
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OKAY!!! i'm just going to delete this post!! i'm just a lot stupider and younger than all of you!
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I try to make friends..
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verry good point steve.
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jus ignore me.
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Thanks. Not to attack the poster of this thread but it pissed me off when people attack other cultures when they have so many of there own problems. I mean we did this a long time ago, we still do...if anything we do it way more then people in china but we hide it. It sucks that the ratsnakes r in danger, but we in american have killed off so many animal populations that we really cannot say much about this
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im not attacking another culture, okay? im young i dont get stuff, i can only count to 'G' okay? I know you didnt mean anything, but i basically posted this for nothing, i guess.
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Cobra, my post wasn't meant to attack u at all. Don't take it as I was. If you knew me you would know that I am VERY VERY political (not in your reg politics either like jean chreitien and stuff....).
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thanz. and i f you knew me you would know what im like. i dont care what religion people are. not in a bad way but i dont make fun of people for what their background is. but nobody listens. im too little to stick up for myself! thanks Vic. A lot. I appreciate it. now im smart enough never to post anything unless it goes by everyone.
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