well there still is alot happening on here =] just not as much as there was last october-november-december =[ i think maybe we shud have more people posting pictures or sumthing... i don't kno... maybe we shud have a thing where yoo get like prizes when yoo reach a certain amount of posted pictures... just a suggestion ;p
I agree too. Snails are one type of animal that is much better looked after by the private breeder than by most pet shops. It shows how much snail owners care about their pets, but the shops really should treat their animals just as well.
*I hope my comment doesn't sound rude. What I mean is that breeders often make the news for all the wrong reasons - in fact, the breeders you don't hear about are by and large the good ones, that deserve to get a mention!
EDIT: Sorry, I got so worked up about what I was trying to say without upsetting everyone that I completely forgot what I was posting for! I'd be happy to participate if you want me on the team. :-[
Not always, but often I also get the impression that the best breedrs of any animal are those who are fairly small scale and in it for the love of it more than for the money. There are exceptions of course, but generally speaking those who view their animals as pets more than 'stock' are likely to treat them the best.
Fortunately with snails even the majority of those with the shop style websites are in it primarily for the love of keeping various species. I'm proud to say there are some excellent breeders on this forum, shop and small scale alike