Voluntarily redacting my previous comment because it would have been inflammatory lol
@herpjay IF it was a proven animal welfare issue I agree 100%. Just because they look cool would not be an ethical reason to breed them if it was true that a wobble caused them to have poor quality of life. Period.
However I do not believe that it is at ALL after doing hours and hours of research because when I first joined the hobby I saw a YouTube video that a well know herp-er (who shall remain nameless but I have ZERO respect for) made saying how awful it was. I was so alarmed I immediately just agreed but after digging and digging all I found was people talking about how bad it was…or the really gross ones showing animals they had intentionally stressed out to “prove their point.”
Then I watched extensive content by proponents of the gene where they showed ACTUAL NORMAL keeping and handling of the animals and it put my fears to rest.
For anyone considering this issue though if you feel in your conscience that you shouldn’t buy or breed spiders, DONT.
(Just also don’t be those people talking out their rears chastising others). ily all. Gotta go freshen some water dishes and do some handling ttyl