first off i have a ball python and i feed him live mice as he doesnt eat the dead ones now i go on youtube to see how other people feed snakes and am kinda appalled by the comments most people call the snake owner cruel and that they need serious help and state that they wish they could be in same cage with them so they would beat them up. this view is the majority i see do people not understand that snakes have to eat? even prebought dead mice still had to be killed at some point i just guess i dont understand why people are so against feeding snakes do i enjoy it? no and feel quite disheartened but i also set mice traps in our house as lets face it mive are pests and vermin in your house what are your views? do you think snake feeding is cruel and if so would you rather kill the snake by starvation? for all you uk people, i think i read it is illegal to feed live prey to snakes correct?