I understand snakes for example are not as domesticated as dogs or cats but in the year 2021 why still the fear? They say things like…’They are slimy’ or ‘They’ll eat you’ etc
What must we ALL do as a community to educate people alot better and guicker? Seems to me we are still way behind compared to other type of animals. We see them trying to put up bans on shipping in NY and what’s been happening in FL (I know a bit more complicated there due to invasive species) but maybe if there was a HUGE push to educate and maybe make many new people fall in love with these animals our pets future might be better. I recently met a very nice gal who showed interest in me (I’m a bachelor lol) but upon me mentioning all the snakes I had she pretty much said hell no bye bye
I tried explaing how calm my animals are even the bigger one’s but no luck.
I’m not so financially rich as to be able to setup some organization here in my state locally at the moment but once I’m a bit more stable $$ wise I’d love to do something or get a group going (have meetings etc). I wish I was a millionaire n could do something huge for the community but not the case so hopefully a rich reptile keeper will someday come along and throw wads of $$$ at the cause
Why do you guys feel there is still so much fear of reptiles? Do you all feel the fears the same between women and men?