From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Snakes may die during the capture and transport process, or they may be housed inhumanely in a small aquarium they can barely fit into. Wayne Pacelle President and Chief Executive Humane Society of the United States Washington, Jan. To the Editor: Re “ Snake Owners See Furry Bias in Invasive Species Proposal ” (news article, Jan. 9): The Fish and Wildlife Service is right to propose a ban on the sale of nine large constricting snakes for the pet trade.