Eating green iguanas is legal in Taiwan
Experts caution against the practice due to health reasons
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]