Snakes On A Train? PETA Hoping To Put Rubber Snakes On MBTA Trolleys

BOSTON (CBS) – Remember the woman who lost a pet python on the MBTA’s Red Line last year?

That gave PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) an idea.

The group is asking the ‘T’ for permission to put fake rubber snakes on subway trains for one week. The snakes would be coiled around a car’s poles and hang straps.

PETA’s Dan Mathews told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 it’s the group’s way of protesting how snakes are killed to make things like shoes and handbags.

“They’re nailed into trees, hose shoved down their throats to tighten their skin so that they can be sliced open. There’s so many nasty elements to the exotic skins industry, and we thought we’d really try to shock a few people into thinking about their wardrobe, having these very odd hang strips on the T,” said Mathews.

The MBTA has not yet replied to PETA’s request.

Comments

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  1. blackbear1 says:

    Please!! This can’t be serious!! This lady who lost her snake on a TRAIN, as in PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION was a loon. PETA is an organization of loons

  2. emom says:

    Hey how about we take all the PETA people and put them in a zoo , let them live side by side with their animals. Let them feel free with the wild,,, and the person (s) that suggested the snakes on the trains well then, Might I suggest a pit full of them,all kinds, Constrictors well I am sure we can find a few 6 foot boa’s or pythons that would LOVE to cuddle up with them and have them stay awhile,,,,, May I also suggest a banquet,,, were we all sit and eat something yummy in front of them… By the way plants are just as much a living thing, that we rip out of the ground chopped up, saute, bake and cook ,puree and blend and LIQUIFY . gee these people need to live under a rock, log, or in a cave..

  3. gramps says:

    PETA = “People eating tasty animals”….

    gramps

    1. emom says:

      HAHAHAHA,, thanks for the chuckle gramps…:-)

  4. This is a bad idea. Many people have snake phobias, and they could have a panic attack when they see the snakes on the train because they think they are real snakes.

    1. Steph says:

      “Ladies and gentlemen, we are experiencing 45 to 60 minute delays due to multiple medical emergencies. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for riding the T.”

  5. BM333 says:

    AS someone who rides the T, this is a terrible idea. First off, how many people who ride the T actually have snake skin products??? So to say that this woudl be a learning excerise in the ways snakes are used for shoes and handbags makes no sense. However, if this is a learning lesson to not lose your pets on the public transporation, then it makes sense.

  6. jaygee says:

    There are many people who may agree with some of PETA”S pronouncements but when you see these people and listen to what they say and do, it makes most of us want to go to a circus or have a big steak. The only thing that prevents me from taking them seriously or giving them money is those who are members. They annoy me to no end.

  7. Steph says:

    Watch how fast “Snakes on Trains” turns into “Snakes being thrown off bridges and into trash cans at subways”

  8. Terry says:

    I AM DEATHLY SCARED OF SNAKES AND EVEN RUBBER SNAKES AND I LIVE IN THE CENTER OF BOSTON. I AM SO AGAINST THIS THAT I WILL PROTEST BY NOT RIDING IT AT ALL. HOW DARE PETA DO THIS.

  9. Rob Cleary says:

    Are they talking snakes like Deval, Cahill, O’brien and Tierney? Or the good kind that eat mouses rather than taxpayers

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