I wholeheartedly agree. Over the last 25 yrs I have breed/imported and sold fresh/saltwater fish, reptiles and amphibians. Part of the reward of dealing with living things and the public, is educating them.
When it comes to husbandry, not knowing something, is exactly that, there is something you do not know. Not knowing something and not caring that you do not know is just plain ignorant and you should not be able to own, possess or keep any living thing. Including children.
My experiences with living things is a passion, always has been and always will be. Ignorant people do not make me want to rip my hair out.....I want to rip their hair out.
Sorry for the rant, I am just appalled at the "dumbification" of the world and the acceptance of such behaivior.