After mixed reviews and hearing the farm was used in the Rambo films (so how bad/cruel a place could it be?) we decided to go and judge for ourselves. The fee was only 200 baht each with an optional donation after the performance. The performances run continuously so turn up when ever you like. The commentary was in English and the guys were pretty funny and tried to involve everyone. Very informal feel and lots of camera opportunities. The guys must have a great rapport with the snakes to be able to handle them in such a way and get so close - lots of trust from both the snakes to the handlers and handlers to the snake.
As someone who avoids the other known places of animal cruelty/exploitation the first thing I did walking around was look at the animals conditions. Some reviews said they were small enclosures however I felt considering in the UK snakes are kept as pets in small vvivariums these enclosures were at least comparable. All the water bowls were full and the enclosures completely sheltered with places for the snakes to crawl and hide away. The snake we held had a large belly from just being fed. The guys there did seem to care about the snakes and enjoyed getting them out and telling us about them. There isn't a lot at the farm but what do you expect for that price. I think this is a place you need to go and judge for yourself rather than go by reviews alone - hard I know as you don't want to risk encouraging cruelty. On this occasion when we visited all seemed ok.
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