No need to call law enforcement or hurry and get this baby life / health insurance…
In some parts of India, the practice of allowing children and even babies to play with Cobras is a part of their cultural Rites of Passage. Technically, it is harmless as the snake’s teeth are removed, and mouths are typically sewn shut. This is definitely horrible for the snakes because it normally means they will have a premature death due to starvation.
Here is some information posted by the original Youtube video uploader, Vinod Rajagopal:
“Looking at the video from your point of view, i can feel your concern… because you have been brought up very differently.. but believe me, this is not at all child abuse… and its not at all dangerous..These people are tribals. The snake is defanged and has no poison whatsoever. These people actually worship snakes and the children actually grow up playing with snakes. This isn’t animal abuse either because most of these snakes are ones that have been “rescued” from lands that were previously jungle but have now been turned into concrete jungles… If you visit these villages, you will find children walking around with snakes in their hands, you’ll find snakes comfortably sleeping inside the house with the families. The villagers feed the snakes and take care of them like their own child.”
SoulSpotTV looks forward to reading your views regarding this unusual cultural practice.