Eating green iguanas is legal in Taiwan

Experts caution against the practice due to health reasons

Taiwan News
Date: 82020/12/02
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Experts do not recommend eating green iguanas, but the practice is not illegal  (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Trying to fight a plague of green iguanas in south Taiwan by serving up their meat is legal because the animal is not a protected species, but the practice might not be healthy, the authorities said Wednesday (Dec. 2).

The invasive reptiles have damaged irrigation systems in Pingtung County, and a campaign offering rewards for catching the animals turned up 5,480 in just nine months.   [FULL  STORY]

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