Yeah, great "fun" and a real way to turn boys into men... I just don't get it."We saw this as a rite of passage to be able to bring your boys out here and let them see how you have good clean fun and learn something and appreciate nature," says Jeff Hulstein. "It's one of the ways we are going to raise these boys into men."
Note the bold. No wonder so many species are endangered!This species is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (v3.1, 2001). Species are listed as such due to their wide distribution, presumed large population, or because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category. The population trend is stable. Year assessed: 2007.
They are also heavily collected from the wild, frequently being drawn out of their hiding places with gasoline, and used in Rattlesnake Round-Ups where they are killed for entertainment. Despite this, their population is not considered to be threatened.
better kill all the sharks then too. Dont want nobody to be swimming with the fishI know it seems wrong. It is important to control the population. Just as we do with dear. If you noticed they we also collecting venom. This is vital to make anti-venom. Its different when you live here and those things a lerking in your back yard with your kids and dogs.
Most of my childhood was spent living on a farm we razed and slaughtered our own sheep. To me it was a perfectly norm part of my life (and boy were they tasty), to care for the sheep then eat them. I must say I turned out to be a fairly normal law abiding person.My 'rite of passage' was at 11 yoa, being forced to watch a live sheep slaughtered, something Ill never forgive nor forget. It didnt cause me to have no empathy for living things, only increased it, but I imagine watching such cruelty just for entertainment must be warping kids.
Pathetic Bimbo. No wonder stereotypes persist when people so consistently live up to them!"Tomorrow I get to skin snakes and chop their heads off, and I am super-excited about it," said Laney Wallace, Miss Snake Charmer 2011.
That just made it so much worseDecaptiation of many reptiles is nothing short of inhumane. If there needs to be population control then it should at least be done humanely IMHO.
"Reptilian brain metabolism can function at low respiration and heart rates, and Warwick (1986) cites evidence that the heads of snakes will respond to approach for up to 59 mins after decapitation"...