Just had this article showing up on Google.
The ball python (Python regius) is the world’s most commonly traded python species for the “exotic” pet industry. The majority of these live snakes are produced via a number of python farms in West Africa
This seems like a biased paper just from the first 2 sentences. It puts another bad stereotype on snake keepers that they source their snakes from unhealthy providers. I don’t have time to read the whole paper but I’m guessing it goes on to talk about how genetically poor farm bred snakes are. Someone correct me if I’m wrong.
You’re not wrong it does seem to have bias against snake keeping in general.
I will see if I can dive into this in the coming days and evaluate the integrity of the studies