The controversy around snake charmers, explained

"The snake is not dancing, it's terrified. All it wants to do is escape" It may be a major draw for tourists around the world, but snake charming remains controversial for its abusive practices.

05/09/2020 8:39


  • Nash L.
    5 días

    random fact: snakes dont have ears...

  • Sharon L.
    18/10/2020 18:04

    Its not the people Its the Governments They are NOT taking Care of their Own People 🙏

  • Sharon L.
    18/10/2020 18:04

    Needs to be OUTLAWED!

  • Melek O.
    18/10/2020 08:33

    Dont care how many gens its been passed down its cruel and needs to be stopped just like the bear dancing in streets has been banned in europe this has to stop

  • Aroti B.
    17/10/2020 06:11

    Wow amazing

  • Vernon L.
    15/10/2020 11:39

    I couldn’t care less about any snakes

  • Paul P.
    15/10/2020 11:30

    All the comments of the privileged uneducated. (some comments seem moronic) . It's sickening to realise how far removed from reality the western world is. Go out in snake infested scrub to collect your firewood and water. Approximately 50000 deaths a year. How many snakes did the guy in the video act concerned about dying every year. Children and elderly dying everyday not just a lack of anti venom but time to get help. In Thailand snakes are generally dispatched instantly, some are eaten some not. Snakes also kill valuable animals especially chickens and their eggs. The cruelty mentioned in the video of fang removal would not be practiced by all. If one of you saw a snake in your garden would you wack it over the head to remove the danger or call someone to take it away presuming it isn't moving around. Genesis 31;4 is still very much a reality KJV Genesis 3 13And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. 14And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Scoff if you will. Sometimes things aren't all as terrible as modern scholars will have you believe. Thinking on studies in Papua New Guinea of feudal systems and how they affect their environment. India's caste system developed over millennia. There is a caste specific to controlling snake population . The caste is now under threat not the snake population. As modern regulations of the caste is increased so also does the snake populations and their threat to humanity. If caste members become unscrupulous in their practice it is most certainly a response to the threat to their livelyhood by western ideologies and those who won't be affected one way or another as they aren't in rural India.

  • Vesna F.
    15/10/2020 09:56

    Time for that damned, elitist, USELESS caste system to be discarded. Wake the fuck up, India.

  • Rita M.
    15/10/2020 06:03

    These people are barbaric. They need to step into 2020 and work for a living.

  • Shanti N.
    15/10/2020 01:50

    Elephant or camel rides, snake charming and any other forms of animal abuse including raising animals for food the way they are today should all be illegal. The government should school and give those people work or land they can cultivate to survive and abandon this cruel "tradition"!

  • Susan J.
    14/10/2020 11:41


  • Vicky A.
    13/10/2020 11:10

    Exploitation & abuse of animals is morally & ethically wrong, most societies have had to adjust to an ever changing world, these sadists need to find a proper job

  • Barbie F.
    12/10/2020 20:41

    Cruelly abusing torturing an murders can't stand there ways are wrong

  • Manju S.
    12/10/2020 08:38

    We should stop this crime

  • Snow M.
    11/10/2020 18:32

    Its their passion and way of living ...i think shouldnt be snatched away.They help catch snakes.

  • Ntsako N.
    11/10/2020 17:14

    But it's legal to have animals in the Zoo?? Admin what Agenda are you pushing?

  • Vimal P.
    11/10/2020 05:28

    They eat chicken, mutton and beef and taking about animal rights 😂😂

  • Myy K.
    11/10/2020 05:04

    But it's leagle human dancing for money.

  • Mike L.
    11/10/2020 04:16

    Fuck humanity and it’s cruelty...

  • Pathik S.
    11/10/2020 03:42

    It itself an amazing post! 1) When people are eating some animals like cat, dog, cow, buffalo, toad, horse, you do not see any problem there. 2) when Muslim men use chimpanzee (Malaysia), lamb-dog-donkey (middle east) as the sex slave, you are silent! 3) when the African subcontinent, US, Pakistan go for trophy hunting, you are visiting their drawing room probably 4) when Spain enjoy bullfight, you are busy with the wine 5) when Dhaka in Bangladesh flooded their road with cows and goats like the nets of red river you enjoy biriyani, 6) finally, when china finished the snakes by eating them all, you were seeing flower in some art gallery!! Now, you came up from your winter sleep to spit venom on the poor fellow, who earn their bread by the snakes, not kill them. If they do not remove the snake from the locality, common people would kill them. Antivenom is not even available everywhere. Your venom will kill common people, snakes at the end of day. Hypocrite. Dirty minds.