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Now Is The Time For You To Know The Truth About Reptiles

Posted on October 18, 2016

Facts About Reptiles That'll Make Your Hair Stand on End

October 21 is National Reptile Awareness Day.  Reptile lovers celebrate and promote education, conservation, and appreciation for reptiles. It is a day to learn about their natural habitats and the ecological threats that they are facing.

Snakes number more than 3,000 species. They have been around since dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Most snakes are harmless, and encounters are rare. Snakes have a keen ability to detect vibrations using their lower jaws and bellies. Their tongues act as built-in radar to help them know what’s going on around them.

Workers nail snakes to trees and cut open their bodies from one end to the other as they skinned alive. There is a belief that live flaying keeps the skins supple. Their mutilated bodies discarded, it can take hours for the snakes to die.

Lizards can run on four legs and shed their tails to evade predators. Some Lizards can even run on water and their back legs. Chameleons, Iguanas, and some other lizards can change color to match their surroundings.

Workers decapitated lizards that writhed in agony as the skin ripped from their bodies. 

Alligators and crocodiles have different teeth. Crocodiles large fourth tooth is visible when their mouths shut. Alligators closed mouth fits the large fourth tooth inside their upper jaw.

Alligator skins come from farmed animals. Alligators raised in tanks or pools of putrid water. Alligators shot or bashed in the head with hammers. Workers use a mallet and chisel to sever crocodiles’ spinal cords. The alligator is paralyzed but does not kill the animals. Alligators necks sawed open, sometimes with a box cutter, to sever the blood vessels. Alligators can live up to 60 years. Farmed alligators slaughtered before two or when they reach 4' to 6' in length.  Their skin sent to a tannery.

Alligators can live up to 60 years. Farmed alligators slaughtered before two or when they reach 4' to 6' in length.  Their skin sent to a tannery.Workers could not use the broken captive-bolt gun. The facility manager told an employee to try to dislocate their vertebrae. They cut into hundreds of conscious alligators. Workers then shoved a metal rod in the spinal column to scramble the alligators brains.

Workers could not use the broken captive-bolt gun. The facility manager told an employee to try to dislocate their vertebrae. They cut into hundreds of conscious alligators. Workers then shoved a metal rod in the spinal column to scramble the alligators brains.Farmers admit crocodiles can survive the cervical dislocation. They can be seen moving in ice bins alongside the carcass of the other dead animals. 

Farmers realize alligators can survive the cervical dislocation. They can be seen squirming in ice bins alongside the body of the other dead animals. Managers referred to live alligators as watchbands. As some of their skins used for wristwatch bands.

Managers referred to live alligators as watchbands. As some of their skins used for wristwatch bands.They left languishing for minutes after before surrendering to the pain.

Alligators left languishing for minutes after before surrendering to the pain.

Also to being cruel, this industry is wasteful. Four crocodiles skins can make a single bag.

There are few laws to protect reptiles from abuse, and those that do exist are often not enforced.

You can encourage others to shed exotic skins from their wardrobes. Have them shop at Grape Cat for attractive alternatives to leather.

 

 

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