By bekkylove22 - 27/05/2015 08:45 - United Kingdom - London
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People that feed live food to there pets are inhuman, aside from insects of course. That guy grew up watching to much Jurassic park.
#13: Grew up on a farm. Contrary to popular belief, farmers/shepherds care for their animals. Any that are destroyed are usually killed in humane ways. A bullet to the brain is a mercy to a mortally injured animal. That said, I hate slaughter houses and the treatment of the animals in them.
Inhuman for feeding our animals their natural diet? It's really no different from feeding them dead ones, or do you think those frozen mice lived a nice long life and died of old age before being frozen as reptile food?? Fact is some animals eat other animals, it's not inhuman just natural.
I have 2 snakes and it is a preference to the owner and the snake as to which you feed. I choose frozen because hearing terrified squeaks from a mouse make me cry. I know people that feed live and I am not for it at all because depending on the size of the rodent you are feeding you have to swing it against a hard surface to knock it out. anyone that can do that to an animal is cruel. Or if you choose to not knock out the rodent it could and often does seriously harm or kill your snake. A snake won't kill something if it isn't hungry so a rat who can chew through steel will have a nice chew on your snake. I don't have the time to supervise the feedings, don't want to hear death screams, and don't want a $2 mouse to harm a $200-$300 snake. and both my snakes took happily to frozen, even after my dwarf was started on live. So if the snake doesn't like frozen food and you're totally cool with live food and can supervise the feedings then go for it. if I was the OP I would suggest switching to frozen foods, or ordering mice online or idk go to a freaking pet shop.
You have only made yourself look foolish. Your statements didn't make any sense. Snakes have to eat too. You can't just starve them all to death simply because you don't like their method of eating. Sure, your dogs and cats can bring home dead rodents but the second I feed my snake, everyone is in an uproar. Please take your ignorance elsewhere.
#45 I do not lack empathy for a living creature. I'll cry if I hit a bunny, and I feel terrible when any animal is injured or crying. I can however distinguish between killing something for pleasure (psycho) and for survival. a snake has to eat and the best I can do is give it frozen so at least the mouse isn't suffocated to death. and I would be happy to go out and shoot a cow to eat, but why do that when there is already some packaged? waste not.
Just to clarify, no I did not allow this person to take any mice. Live feeding is illegal in the UK (where our rescue is based) and the majority of the mice we have are ones that came from illegal 'feeder breeders' that were shut down by the RSPCA after being proven to be selling mice for use as live feed. Some of these mice have been hand reared by me from the day they were born if their mother had abandoned them or died herself, so there's no way in hell I would let them go somewhere they would be used as food. Hope this helped anyone who was asking questions!