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Kill Pythons Humanely, Hunters Urged - MiamiHerald-VIDEO!

Animals  (tags: ethics, habitat, hunt, pythons, Everglades, PETA, humane )

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Bludgeoning isn't enough. Neither is beheading. Pythons deserve both, insists People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. From anybody else, the advice might sound like overkill. But the animal rights advocacy group argues there are humane


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Raffi LidoRoiz (301)
Saturday August 1, 2009, 3:43 pm
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Joycey B (750)
Saturday August 1, 2009, 4:05 pm
Why don't they start banning the sales of these snakes to people. They belong in the wild. Like all animals, they are the ones who suffer because of stupid humans.

Linda H (199)
Saturday August 1, 2009, 4:22 pm
Well put,Joycey! I see no reason for anyone to own one,when in reality,they own you.They have the power to kill at will.

. (0)
Saturday August 1, 2009, 4:35 pm
Agreed they need top put a stop to these exotics coming in and being sold, it must be BANNED TOTALLY... and a ;aw brought in... jail sentences and fines... Yes they have to get rid of these exotics in the wild as it can be devasting on the environment as htey start competing for food..

Fiona O (562)
Saturday August 1, 2009, 5:32 pm
A python just killed a two year old boy. It was on the news yesterday. They need to be destroyed and they never should have been sold as pets,

Laura H (964)
Saturday August 1, 2009, 6:46 pm
Once again-animals are paying with THEIR lives because of the stupidity and greed of humans...DISGUSTING!!!

Alejandra Vega (139)
Saturday August 1, 2009, 9:29 pm
I agree with Joycey, Chaz and Laura. The only responsible of the boy's death are those people that decided to have a python as a pet and then let it go, and, of course, those unscrupulous that sell them. Now that a tragedy took place human cruelty is directed towards the reptiles... Morons!!!

Saturday August 1, 2009, 10:19 pm
Again humans wanted exotic animals until the animal became too big or powerful to control. people need to start using thier heads and realizing that most EXOTIC animals are meant to be wild and can never be safely or humanely owned.

it is a disgusting shame this snakes have to be destroyed. i know i would be terrified if a 8 ft snake was in my yard. i just wish there was a way to take them to a place where they could be set free. of course too much time, money and its too humane so it is faster, cheaper and more satisfying to simply slaughter the snakes.

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 2, 2009, 5:56 am
Thanks Raffi.

sue M (184)
Sunday August 2, 2009, 1:09 pm
Huge outpoint. Why are the animal rights groups even talking killing humanely?
Why not ship back home! No wonder we have endangered species. The animal rights are for the killing.

Sunday August 2, 2009, 6:30 pm
I live about 7 hours from the everglades, just over a week ago, St pete had a 10 footer sunning its self on the highway. we are used to gators doing this, but not pythons, we thought it was a problem down south, boy are we wrong.. I do not like to see any animal killed inhumanely, but to be quite honest, I live in a wooded area and have 3 various sized dogs and a pond w/ 3 rescued turtles. I could not begin to fathom the grief over losing one to a NON NATIVE python... I get rattlers, pygmy rattlers, coral, black runners gatnrer and some I could not even tell, but they tend to stay away when a yard has dogs and such.Pythons slither right up the fence and brazenly wait for your PET to come by and eat it.. Though they are not poisonious, they still have a nasty bite and worse habit of strangling the victim.. Im w. charlie Christ on this one, get them away from my babies. but i do agree humanely. they are not at fualt, thew stupid owners are, and w/ all the yummy critters around for them to eat they grow big and very fast.. no thanks. its bad enough having the gators , crocs and kimono's to deal w/.... by the way Kimono lizards are not native either and just as scary w/ the venom they have now found that actually kills ..... yuckkkkyyy

Past Member (0)
Monday August 3, 2009, 8:35 am
The importing of so called exotic pets should be banned.The troube lies with people who purchase dangerous foriegn animalsand do so with a complete ignorance of these animals many of whom grow to an enormous size.When this happens they then release it into the wild without any concern either for the welfare of their now to big pet or the wildlife that has no defence against these predators.The also give no thought to the danger they place other peoples pets or indeed their children in.Theer was a case in the UK only last year about the mysterious lack of fish in an English lake and the fact that farmers were complaining about the dissapearence of some of their lambs over a period of 18 months.It was decided to drain the Lake and Hey Presto ! what did they find a seven foot crocodile.A completely insane act in releasing this animal into a public waterway.The question I ask is why was this animal on sale in this country at all?.The BBC did a survey after this discovery around pet stores in various citiy's and found that even pet store owners were completely ignorant of the needs of the animals they were selling !!!.I ask you.

Monday August 3, 2009, 5:43 pm
Well said Alfred.
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