PE3TA -- People for the Edible Ethical Elevated Treatment of Animals -- have demanded scientists cease feeding lab pythons from dishes, citing the resulting cruelty this perpetrated on the poor creatures who can't hold a knife and fork in the first place.
"The poor snakes' self-esteem!" cried their representative. "Don't you see?? It's bad enough being forced to crawl around on the ground, eternally cursed by the Creator of the Universe, being stomped on the head every time a woman takes a bite out of an apple..."
The scientists next led him off to his overdue routine anti-venom treatment using his own, personal python.