The meal started getting attention after videos of the fowl being bitten by venomous reptile circulated on the internet.
The folks who sell the food claim it has healing properties, and that there is no danger to humans who consume it. Opponents say siccing snakes on chickens is a really, really mean thing to do.
There are probably a lot of arguments to be made about the humanity of killing chickens in any way for food, but while I love animals, I have to admit to being a rabid meat eater, so I'm not sure I'm one to talk.
Really, aren't the people handling these poisonous snakes worried that the deadly bite will strike them instead? I guess they aren't chicken.