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Old 7th March 2005   #1 (permalink)
william
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NEWS RELEASE
The Center for North American Herpetology
Lawrence, Kansas
http://www.cnah.org
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

www.snakesnare.com

and voice your concerns.

Submitted by
Dean Alessandrini
Vice-President
The Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society

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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:

http://www.enom.com/

This is the host of the domain:

http://www.zenutech.com/

This is the registars data:

Registrant Contact:
SnakeSnare, LLC
John Keyloun (Whois Privacy and Spam Prevention by Whois Source)
+1.6027283336
Fax: +1.6027283336
1201 S. McClintock Dr. #114
Tempe, AZ 85281
US

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.
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Old 7th March 2005   #2 (permalink)
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Do people in the states actually try to shoot snakes?
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Old 7th March 2005   #3 (permalink)
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I don't know about shooting ,but this is just something I found on the internet and thought was horrible and wanted to let others know.
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Old 7th March 2005   #4 (permalink)
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This is the message I just sent them...


Hello,
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.

Damon

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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.
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Old 7th March 2005   #5 (permalink)
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in britain it is illegal to kill or harm of our 4 native species, however you can harm 4 of our 6 amphibians
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Old 7th March 2005   #6 (permalink)
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i sent him my 2 cents
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Old 7th March 2005   #7 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 7th March 2005   #8 (permalink)
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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

Ed
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Old 7th March 2005   #9 (permalink)
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Well I'm glad I'm not the only one that feels this way.
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Old 9th March 2005   #10 (permalink)
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Am aghast William that people can legally harm 2/3 of our native amphibians
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Old 9th March 2005   #11 (permalink)
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i know i hate it too, the natterjack toad and crested newt, (bufo calamita and triturus cristatus) are the only species with full protection. it is a real shame
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Old 9th March 2005   #12 (permalink)
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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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Old 10th March 2005   #13 (permalink)
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I'm glad that all Washington's reptiles and amphibians are protected, but sadly this doesn't and won't stop people from killing them.
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Old 11th March 2005   #14 (permalink)
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I think there's still a bounty on poisonous snakes here in Georgia.....

Wouldn't it require a hunting / fishing / trapping license to use this thing?
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Old 15th March 2005   #15 (permalink)
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Sorry I don't know if it would require a hunting/fishing license since it's not legal here.
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Old 16th March 2005   #16 (permalink)
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Damon... that's a pretty classic letter :-) D@m kittens... *lol*
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Old 22nd March 2005   #17 (permalink)
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No snake killer killing devices? JK. I'm about to send them an e-mail righ tnow.
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Old 27th March 2005   #18 (permalink)
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That really disgusts me. I sent the company an email telling them just that.
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