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Reasons I sometimes despair

Reasons people give for having to rehome their reptile:

  • My child needs a docile snake to handle right now, the one we have is nippy, and we don’t want to spend time working on taming her down
  • My child went to camp for two months
  • My child lost interest in caring for the reptile

Like, who’s the fucking ADULT in your house? Who is supposed to teach them long-term commitment and responsibility? Who’s supposed to teach them patience with living things? Who’s supposed to teach them reverence for all life?

Would they do the same if it were a fucking dog?