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Old 26-06-2017, 02:57 PM
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So the IHS is banning the sale of any royal python morph containing the spider gene, along with jaguar carpet pythons and enigma leopard geckos. This will be in force from 2018.

What are peoples opinions? I dare say there will be a lot of disgruntled breeders out there.
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Old 26-06-2017, 03:06 PM
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So the IHS is banning the sale of any royal python morph containing the spider gene, along with jaguar carpet pythons and enigma leopard geckos. This will be in force from 2018.

What are peoples opinions? I dare say there will be a lot of disgruntled breeders out there.
The ethics of using the spider gene was discussed at length a few months back. Personally, whilst it may produce stunning patterns, I agree with the ban
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Old 26-06-2017, 03:16 PM
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Agree with Malc. They are beautiful but there are so many other possibilities with BP morphs that alter patterning that I don't think breeders would find it that much of a loss if they just embraced it.

Personally I really like pinstripe (even though it's a BHB) but enchi is good too, albeit the reduction in pattern is not usually as impressive as spider.
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Old 26-06-2017, 03:22 PM
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This should have been done ages ago. As soon as it was realised that there was a link between the spider gene and defects then "responsible" breeders should have taken the initiative to cease breeding, but money talks unfortunately.
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This should have been done ages ago. As soon as it was realised that there was a link between the spider gene and defects then "responsible" breeders should have taken the initiative to cease breeding, but money talks unfortunately.
I cannot agree with this enough.
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Old 26-06-2017, 03:46 PM
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the knock on effect will be interesting, im surprised the semblance of a moral spine is emerging, after the horse left the barn, the barn burned down and the burned earth was salted.

but still.

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Good. Should have happened a LONG time ago. Selecting for known deleterious genes is irresponsible and stupid, there is no excuse or place for it.
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Honestly I'm impressed and very glad. I never thought there'd be an actual ban!
A ban for the sake of the animals' welfare being considered over the wealth of the breeders? Long time coming.
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Completely unenforceable ridiculous idea.

If they do then there will be a lot of abandoned snakes out there or people knocking them on the head.
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Old 26-06-2017, 04:01 PM
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so don't ban defective snakes for the health of defective snakes....

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Completely unenforceable ridiculous idea.

If they do then there will be a lot of abandoned snakes out there or people knocking them on the head.
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