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Someone tell Bryan Barczyk to stick to snakes!!!!!

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Derivative, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Derivative

    Derivative Arachnosquire

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    I do think we should be more respectful towards Brian in this thread and try to be more productive. But it is extremely hard to break through to him and I'm sure many people on this thread have commented constructive criticisms on his youtube videos and or emailed him. As of right now I think the best course of action is giving as much support to youtube channels like Eulersk and Tom Moran because they are the only 2 youtubers I have seen who have good informational content and put their animals well being over their youtube channels wellbeing. By promoting these two channels we are promoting responsibility and good information over glamour and popularity.
     
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  2. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnolord Active Member

    It doesn't matter? Really? If I put up a video like that I would expect (and fully deserve) the bashing I would get. I don't how you can defend this garbage video.
     
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  3. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    You're in the wrong place if you think the members here will fan boy/girl over a popular youtuber no matter.

    This place is PACKED with members who look out for the animals FIRST.

    It's a proper animal forum. Not a popularity contest.

    Strange and sad how someone tries to bring up forum rules to protect a keeper who cares more about views than the welfare of the animals they're in charge of.
     
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  4. SkittleBunny

    SkittleBunny Arachnosquire

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    Tanked is a TV show that is produced for entertainment. You can bash "tanked" but if you bash a single person from it, that seems wrong, Brian is one person following his dreams and feeds his animals very well and none of them seem in distress. I dont agree with his tarantula keeping methods but I dont want to be mean to him for it!
    No one deserves that!
    Its okay to disagree with someone but being straight up mean and saying things like "he deserves the worst"
    Thats where the bullying is.
     
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  5. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member


    PLEASE NEVER buy a snake if you think Brian treats them well just because he FEEDS them.
     
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  6. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnolord Active Member

    Is bryan a member?
     
  7. Derivative

    Derivative Arachnosquire

    Oftentimes with people who have a large following you need to be a lot harsher to break through to them than a normal person.
     
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  8. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    AKA massive EGO.
     
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  9. SkittleBunny

    SkittleBunny Arachnosquire

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    Come on why does no one see the big picture? HELP THE GUY OR HUSH UP ABOUT HIM cause this thread is only here to HURT him.

    This forum is for HELP. At the very least move this thread to the discussion page, this is less of a friendly chat .

    This is not a positive thread and it helps no one. I'm starting to see that even this doesnt matter, people will still find someone to take their anger out on . How about a thread called "lets all throw cash in for a road trip to michagin to teach Brian better instead of being straight up mean to a nice guy who loves animals"

    C'mon guys. This is arachnoboards, where folks come together to better the hobby. Bashing him wont help his animals get better care.
    I'm about to leave this forum. Im dissapointed in all of you.

    Kindness is supposed to be important.
    Love is supposed to be important.
     
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  10. Phia

    Phia Arachnopeon

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    I agree! Tom Moran is excellent. I'm a huge fan
     
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  11. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Do you honestly believe he hasn't be told about his awful reptile practices before? His ego is MASSIVE.

    The fact you've actually typed they're HIS animals so it's no one's business is revolting.
     
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  12. Derivative

    Derivative Arachnosquire

    If he was a nice guy who loves animals he would have took the time to properly research how to care for them!!! He may be a nice guy but I dont know that he loves animals. This thread is a good way to bring the many problems with exotics youtubers into the light and I'm sorry if you think dragging the problems with exotics youtubers into the light is equivalent to insulting them. The things you perceive as bullying are jokes to lighten the mood at the very worst.
     
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  13. VanessaS

    VanessaS Grammostola Groupie Arachnosupporter

    In that video, he clearly states that tarantulas are at risk from falling and points out that his enclosures pose a risk of them falling. It is only logical to come to the conclusion that he has dismissed safe husbandry practices, and is intentionally putting them at risk, in order to do what HE wants as opposed to what is in their best interest.
    He has received countless comments from people, many of them being very kind (like the guy who offered to literally move closer to Brian to help care for them), and he chooses to completely ignore them. I started out having far more patience with him and, quite simply, my patience has run out after about two dozen comments. He has done the same thing with people complaining about his obviously sick snakes in the past and he is doing it now with the arachnids.
    How can anyone defend that blatant disregard for an animal's well being?
     
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  14. Phia

    Phia Arachnopeon

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    The whole 'talking to his face' thing is unrealistic.

    We can all send a respectful letter and just count the days until he posts a apology/correction video! It has worked SO WELL for the reptile community ....
     
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  15. SkittleBunny

    SkittleBunny Arachnosquire

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    I'm not defending his animal practices im defending him as a human being who makes mistakes. Why upset ourselves over it if we dont plan on going and telling him in person? Seems pointless unless we are planning to help the animals.

    When i posted pictures of my first eggsac incubator i got help, not bashed.

    We as a community have the power to talk to him and help him but we havent tried as a community we try as individuals .What if we thought of a way to come together to make a huge (and nice) point about it ? That would be a productive thread . however this website is not a good enough outlet for media like that..he'll never see it.
     
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  16. dangerforceidle

    dangerforceidle Arachnobaron Active Member

    The problems here have been touched on. People from this community and others have offered constructive criticism already, which has been dismissed and ignored. If you receive advice and completely reject that advice and do what you were doing because you "know better," then open and harsh criticism becomes justified. People who have a large following on social platforms need to be more responsible because people new to keeping will follow their practices as an example. "Famous youtube sensation guy does things this way, so I should as well."

    Animals are under our care, not our property. Abuse is abuse, and if you willingly care for your animals poorly, you are an abuser. We don't take kindly to animal abuse.
     
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  17. Derivative

    Derivative Arachnosquire

    I couldn't have said it better myself.
     
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  18. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    No. You see some will deem him a youtube god. Think "I'll get a tarantula" and start searching. This thread will pop up on Google or Arachnoboards 100% will.

    Keeping quiet because you can't bob round to have a word in the weapon's ear is dumb.
     
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  19. EtienneN

    EtienneN Arachnonovelist Arachnosupporter

    Are you familiar with plain old venting or just blowing off steam about a “public figure” that collectively annoys us? I mean we could have all watched that video and then gone and went on about it to our family members, but we all know we’re thinking the same thing so it’s nice to air our grievances about Bryan with each other, here in this thread.
     
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  20. VanessaS

    VanessaS Grammostola Groupie Arachnosupporter

    After he made the video bashing the people who have banned the spider gene at expos and defending the continued breeding of the spider gene in ball pythons - several very well respected members of the reptile community posted videos responding to the blatant misrepresentations he made in that video. They went to a great deal of effort to take every erroneous point he made and provide proper information. Brian has completely ignored and dismissed every last one of them. Why? Because he has hundreds of dollars worth of spider gene ball pythons on Morph Market and it is in HIS best interest to keep breeding them, despite the overwhelming evidence that the gene is detrimental to the health of those animals.
    He gets zero sympathy from me.
     
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