Raymond Hoser lets a snake bite his daughter

August 10th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Sydney, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A snake handler used his 10-year-old daughter to prove that a snake feared to be deadly is in fact not that dangerous because he has de-venomised the animal. Raymond Hoser allowed the reptile to bite his daughter so that he would prove that the animal is not deadly. His act has been criticized for being cruel.

Hoser was convicted with displaying with a death adder in public. He was fined $12,000 for his action by the County Court but in order to prove that the snakes were not deadly, he allowed the animals to bite his ten year old daughter. The girl was left with bleeding arm and didn’t seem to be in any real danger from the video which was posted on the Internet.

In defending his action, Hoser said that, “She was only bleeding and if they’d been venomous she’d have been dead in two minutes. If I’m confident to do that to her, it shows you I have never used a snake with venom.”

The Australian Childhood Foundation has criticized the action of Hoser saying children should not be used in any kind of experiment to prove a point.

Hoser is the director of Snakebusters.

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