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.

09/05/2020 8:39 AM


  • Richard T.
    12/28/2020 16:50

    I don't see wtf is the problem with it it's not hurting it ass wipes make shit out of snake skin. This would save those snake's from ass wipe's if this was a legal job. Dog fighting is illegal so that is very good. If it's not hurting it then it should be ok.

  • Ryan H.
    12/13/2020 07:38

    So you leave & confine the people to shitty conditions, then incriminate them for doing what they know best to provide for themselves? I hate seeing these acts done to the snakes as well, but you don't help the situation or solve the problem by incriminating the people for surviving. You want to save the snakes? Help the people. You help to provide a good way of life &/or opportunities for the people, you reduce their need/desire to use the snakes as a means of income/way of life.

  • Wanda R.
    11/28/2020 23:36

    That is totally unnecessary in this day and age ! The snakes deserve a life away from this inhuman treatment !

  • Mary T.
    11/28/2020 18:28

    That's terrible and barbaric. They need to enforce the laws. Wtf can skin any animal alive, sick and evil

  • Poonam C.
    11/23/2020 16:49

    So cruel

  • Tamara C.
    11/20/2020 06:12

    always more shitty things that shitty humans do :'(

  • Nash L.
    10/21/2020 09:12

    random fact: snakes dont have ears...

  • Sharon L.
    10/18/2020 18:04

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

  • Sharon L.
    10/18/2020 18:04

    Needs to be OUTLAWED!

  • Melek Y.
    10/18/2020 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

  • Paul P.
    10/15/2020 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.
    10/15/2020 09:56

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

  • Rita M.
    10/15/2020 06:03

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

  • Shanti N.
    10/15/2020 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.
    10/14/2020 11:41

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  • Barbie F.
    10/12/2020 20:41

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

  • Manju S.
    10/12/2020 08:38

    We should stop this crime

  • Ntsako N.
    10/11/2020 17:14

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

  • Vimal P.
    10/11/2020 05:28

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

  • Myy K.
    10/11/2020 05:04

    But it's leagle human dancing for money.