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I found this shocking video on youtube of someones pet snake, some sort of boa i would think but dont know, killing a goat.
I dont know if its been posted on here before, or if anyone has seen it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98Sd6wE5CcI

What you all think?
I certainly don't like it, even if people say its natural, which it isn't, because i dont think a snake would kill something that size and in captivity animals feel pain more than they would in the wild where something in their head makes them cut it out.

'"Life in captivity is not as stressful as life in the wild."
In nature, the time between a prey animal first perceiving a threat and finally being killed is relatively short. Also, in a natural situation, biological systems can block the prey's psychological stress and physical pain, so even the most gruesome deaths aren't as terrible as they appear. In captivity, this mechanism breaks down as predator/prey interactions are nullified, behavioural opportunities interfered with and natural mindsets altered. Captive animals probably experience physical and psychological suffering much more sharply. Even if, superficially, captives seem 'content', the stress is largely continuous and unnatural, from the moment of capture or birth in captivity to death.'

Off of the BBC website.
 

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Ah, that'll be because you either dont have flash player, not a youtube member or signed in, the latter two you need because people have complained about it and its "graphic nature".

If you listen carefully to the guys talking you can hear them talking about getting a dog next :shock: :x :evil:
 
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