The amount of wild animals caught or eaten each year is close to or possibly even exceeding the species’ maximum yield levels. One day, they’ll be driven to extinction due to human intervention. The extinction of these animals will cause us to lose our rich biological system forever.
The amount of wild animals caught or eaten each year is close to or possibly even exceeding the species’ maximum yield levels. One day, they’ll be driven to extinction due to human intervention. The extinction of these animals will cause us to lose our rich biological system forever. As a matter of fact, these could be the end of the animal world! Shall we allow this horrible thing to happen on our lovely earth?
There seems that only public pressure, intertional protest and stringent regulations enforcing in every country will help ensure these animals remain protected in the years to come.
The wild snakes on land have become easy prey for hunters for their meat. Worldwide, people have eaten around thousand tons of snakes annually. If trucks are used to accommodate those snakes, then only 2,000 trucks can pack them up. In both Japan and Philippines, snake meat is sold as a delicacy in the markets. In America alone, rattlesnakes are always available as the foodstuffs in the markets and in Texas’s restaurants snake meat is cooked like roasting chicken or grilling shrimp. In China and other Asian countries, the main menu of snake meats also include cobra, king cobra, Bungarus fasciatus, Bungarus multicinctus which are now at risk of extinction.
The recent data shows that there are thousands of parasites dwelling in the snake’s body. According to the restaurant owners, the flesh and skin of the snakes are always directly cooked even though they’re still carrying along with parasites. The critical question here is that these parasites are still alive even after boiling or cooking, and then they’re eaten alive through human’s mouth before reaching human’s intestinal tract.
There are basically several types of parasites surviving in snake tissues, but the commonly seen one is called Spirometra mansoni. It’s primarily a sparganum (or called plerocercoid) which is developed to the third phase and parasites in snake’s body. Under normal circumstance, as like boiling, steaming, or cooking in a short period of time under high temperature, can’t be effectively killed the sparganum. It can tolerant to high temperature to a low temperature of minus ten degrees and it can even survive in the refrigerator.