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What does it mean to have a phobia of snakes?

What does it mean to have a phobia of snakes?

In this case, your fear of snakes may be diagnosed as a specific phobia, which means an intense fear or anxiety in response to a specific trigger, such as an animal, environment, or situation. The first step in learning your diagnosis is to discuss your symptoms and fears with your therapist.

Are there reptiles left to die at PetSmart?

Recently an article has gone viral on my Facebook feed, and you’ve probably seen it, too: Reptiles Suffer, Left to Die at Another Massive PetSmart Supplier Mill. If you click the link, be warned: The pictures are a little graphic.

How can I get Over my fear of snakes?

For ophidiophobia, this may mean looking at pictures of snakes with your therapist and discussing the emotions and physical reactions that come up in response. In some cases, you may try using a virtual reality system to be around a snake in a natural but digital space where it feels like you’re there, but nothing can truly hurt you.

Why are there so many sick animals at PetSmart?

A 2017–2018 PETA eyewitness investigation of three PetSmart, Inc., stores across the country found systemic neglect and widespread animal suffering. Managers at a Nashville, Tennessee, store repeatedly refused to provide sick, injured, and dying animals with veterinary care in order to “keep costs down” so that they would receive bonuses.

Where does PetSmart get its reptiles and amphibians from?

PETA recently sent an undercover investigator to Ohio breeder Reptiles by Mack, which supplies reptiles and amphibians to PetSmart and other pet stores, and recorded nearly 675 deaths in just two of the breeder’s several departments in 15 weeks.

How are animals left to die at PetSmart?

Severely injured animals were left in “put down” tubs without food or water, sometimes waiting for days before a manager killed them by throwing them into plastic bags, gassing them and leaving them in a freezer – one supervisor reportedly found gassed animals who had tried to escape the freezer. Others were left to starve to death.

What kind of treatment do animals get at PetSmart?

The animals received no veterinary treatment except Neosporin. Other animals tried so desperately to escape that they rubbed the skin off their snouts, and even exposed their teeth in severe cases. When they did escape, workers would leave out makeshift glue traps to catch them.

Is there a veterinarian at reptiles by Mack?

While Reptiles by Mack reportedly had a veterinarian contracted to visit the facility, the investigator never saw him. “I’m not really sure on what he even fucking does, honestly,” one supervisor reportedly told the witness.

Where can I find a list of phobias?

If you are looking for a specific fear (fear of spiders, fear of animals, etc), go to the list of phobias by category Listings underlined may indicate other more serious anxiety disorders such as OCD. Some phobias may also indicate self esteem issues, PTSD or forms of abuse.

What does it mean to have a phobia of something?

Although a phobia has been historically understood to be a fear of something (e.g., arachnophobia is a fear of spiders), adding the suffix today is intended to signal that you hold a bigoted view on that subject…and that’s bad.

Do you have a phobia or fear of spiders?

Not many people like spiders. When many people see one, they have a reaction from trying to kill the spider to running from it. While arachnophobia, or fear of spiders, is one of the most common specific phobias, not everyone who dislikes spiders is experiencing a phobia.

What are the signs and symptoms of phobia?

Typical symptoms of phobias can include nausea, trembling, rapid heartbeat, feelings of unreality, and being preoccupied with the fear object. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) identifies three different categories of phobias: social phobias, agoraphobia, and specific phobias.

What are some of the most common phobias in the world?

1 Bacteriophobia – Fear of bacteria 2 Barophobia – Fear of gravity 3 Bathmophobia – Fear of stairs or steep slopes 4 Batrachophobia – Fear of amphibians 5 Belonephobia – Fear of pins and needles 6 Bibliophobia – Fear of books 7 Botanophobia – Fear of plants

How did the word phobia get its name?

The names of specific phobias are often formed as nonce words, or words coined for a single occasion only. These names themselves are often formed by taking a Greek prefix that represents the fear object and adding the -phobia suffix.

What kind of phobia is fear of small spaces?

Claustrophobia – The fear of small spaces like elevators, small rooms and other enclosed spaces. Mysophobia – The fear of germs. It is also rightly termed as Germophobia or Bacterophobia.