I got a water snake at first because he eats fish, and for some reason I felt that was less uncomfortable than having a snake that ate rats. After a few months I thought, Hey, fish are animals too so if I'm okay with cutting them up and feeding them to this snake, why can't I feed mice to a corn? And that is how Lola came into my life lol. But at the end of the day, it's still meat, they were all living at some point, cute or not, warm or cold blooded, and some of us need it to live. That's just the way the world works and people need to either realize that or at least chill out about it.