Snake killing tool being sold online
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|7th March 2005||#1 (permalink)|
The Center for North American Herpetology
6 March 2005
Snake Snare Snaps Spines
Device Designed to Decapitate
As if the general publicís view on snakes were not already bad enough, a
company called SnakeSnare, LLC, in Iowa has taken it to the next level.
"SnakeSnare" is a device designed to intentionally decapitate wild snakes.
"SnakeSnare" is marketed on the internet and promotes use in areas like
neighborhoods and golf courses, "Where gunfire is impractical or illegal." The
website mentions that the product "can" capture a snake for relocation, but is
actually designed for "instant decapitation."
The marketing of the product seems to promote extermination of wild snakes,
and the site actually quotes the old adage "a good snake is a dead snake."
If you would like to voice your concerns about this product and itís marketing
objectives, please see their website at
and voice your concerns.
The Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society
So after a little research, I came up with the follwing information:
ok, this is a call to all members. Go to all of the sites you belong to and post this article. Make sure people know to go to the site and send emails to the company voicing their concerns about this product.
Please do not use threats or insults. Be calm, collected, and cool.
This is the site used to register the domain:
This is the host of the domain:
This is the registars data:
John Keyloun (Whois Privacy and Spam Prevention by Whois Source)
1201 S. McClintock Dr. #114
Tempe, AZ 85281
Pass this info along to everyone you know in the herp community. Let's start sending emails and snail mail to this guy who sells a such a inhumane item.
|7th March 2005||#4 (permalink)|
This is the message I just sent them...
As I live in Canada and snakes are protected wildlife I think it would be impractical for me to use this product for it's intended purpose. I was wondering if you had some model with a larger loop for the decapitation of kittens as my neighbors kittens are what I would consider "nuisance" animals. It is true that I can't legally use fire arms in the city limits and leg hold traps and clubbing have come under scrutiny as of late. Since cats are of ZERO ecological importance compared to snakes I would be within my rights to dispatch them with your product right?
Please get back to me with pricing on a custom "kitten snare" and anything else I might need to know about your product.
This type of thing sickens me but there is little I can do as a citizen of another country. I will post this link in several other forums and send it to us wildlife groups.The extermination of wildlife for no other reason than "it bugs me" or "it's scary" is intolerable to me...
btw. I eat meat.
|7th March 2005||#7 (permalink)|
I was particularly disgusted by the fact that they have snake recipes and that there are people who condone such horrible behaviour. I remember watching a documentary about this festival in Texas where hundreds of rattle snakes are skinned and gutted while they are still alive in front of a large, enthusiastic audience.
|7th March 2005||#8 (permalink)|
The last time I checked, decapitation of an unanesthetized reptile was considered inhumane and complaints can be made to the A.S.P.C.A.
Benjamin I assume you are referring to the Sweetwater event http://www.rattlesnakeroundup.com/home.html
|9th March 2005||#12 (permalink)|
Ed, yeah that's probably it. I like the part where they say:
"Make sure that you don't miss out on the numerous vendors located at both in the inside and outside flea markets, carnival, and The Gun, Knife and Coin show being offered as well. Our community tries to offer something for everyone this weekend."
Well they sure to offer something for every one... Well everyone who's a hick!
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