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Old 02-01-2014, 07:41 PM
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Ignorance Of Some People! :'(

Was having a good night and decided to post some pics of my veiled in his new cage UNTIL someone sent a friend request on facebook, accepted it and this person commented on the photos and became a nasty piece of work, I don't cry that easily but REALLY upset me and removed my pictures.

Comments along the lines of "Having a animal from the wild and sold for money" despite telling her he's captive bred then had had another go saying I shouldn't kept him locked up in a cage and let him out.

Made me feel like crap and like I was some kind of animal abuser seems people LOVE to make assumptions and open their big mouths.
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:52 PM
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Some people don't realize that most of us on here are great to are chameleons and free range and even even if you do free range, don't feel bad, people just assume everything.
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:56 PM
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Some people don't realize that most of us on here are great to are chameleons and free range and even even if you do free range, don't feel bad, people just assume everything.
Told her all the facts, eventually had enough, don't bothered to read my comments then, just accuse people and make assumptions.
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I am sorry to hear that. Don't let people like that get you down, I know it can be difficult as I have experienced first hand as well and I was furious over the ignorance. Ironically I just read a post about smuggled reptiles and a spokesperson said the following: 'People who have exotic animals as pets must realise that they are causing this cruelty,' she told SAPA. 'Without the demand for these animals as pets, there would be no market and these animals would not be stolen from the wild.'

Ok... Way to go lady acting as a "superhero" for the fauna of the rainforest. She likely doesn't even have a clue about conservation efforts and levels of deforestation caused by a large percentage of humans desire for rare hardwoods and money... But I am angered by blanket statements such as the one quoted. My opinion is do what is right and you believe in, and everybody has an opinion.. Mine just happens to be humans are greedy, overpopulated, and egocentric. But everyone has an opinion )
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you are been too sensitive, take it from a guy who goes barzerk everytime he sees people handling their chameleons as if ithey where mammals
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Hmmm, ask her if she has any pets, and if she does she's a hypocrite. (No, don't, take her off your friends list and block her) She sounds like she's very young, and sometimes the young don't have perspective that experience brings. They see everything in black and white. When people attack others like that and try to stuff their beliefs down your throat, it makes me wonder what their IQ is. You can't reason with someone like that, they refuse to see any point of view that isn't their own. I'm sorry she upset you, but you shouldn't let someone like that get under your skin. Not worth your energy.
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:13 PM
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Not worth your time in the least. Ever seen the bumper sticker that says "Mean People Suck"? Well it's true, and it's thousands of times worse on the internet. Facebook has a nifty unfriend function that I would have used right away on someone like that
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:24 PM
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Well that sucks. Some people will never learn and will never care to learn nor understand your situation.
Forget them, you have a whole community here that supports you, and you know what they are saying is not true, so try to not let it bother you.
I have learned this in life that there will ALWAYS be someone that will try to bring you down, the only thing you can do is let them think what they want and move on.
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Was having a good night and decided to post some pics of my veiled in his new cage UNTIL someone sent a friend request on facebook, accepted it and this person commented on the photos and became a nasty piece of work, I don't cry that easily but REALLY upset me and removed my pictures.

Comments along the lines of "Having a animal from the wild and sold for money" despite telling her he's captive bred then had had another go saying I shouldn't kept him locked up in a cage and let him out.

Made me feel like crap and like I was some kind of animal abuser seems people LOVE to make assumptions and open their big mouths.
Consider this her particular extreme view about animals. She may be truly ignorant or be such a rigid thinker that she won't hear anything other than her own opinion.

Consider that if you had posted a picture of a cat or dog someone might have condemned you because they feel no one should have anything as a pet for any reason.

And last, consider that she has shown herself a true internet coward...hiding behind anonymity instead of facing someone in real life. She may do things for mere money she's not proud of too.

You tried to educate her, but you know the old saying about horses and water right? Sounds like a mental giant to me. Forget her.
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The thing that disturbs me more than anything is that people with that extreme viewpoint more and more are used as "authorities" by lawmakers and news reporters...
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