Iguana Meat Consumption

The seemingly harmless notion that a company can trap feral iguanas in domesticated regions (cities) and allow this food source to enter our food chain without the involvement of the FDA is hazardous.

Safe iguana meat is a misnomer. Think of a fisherman catching a few fish in a nearby river and then attempting to sell that fish to a local restaurant. Sounds innocent? What if the source was the Hudson River on the west side of Manhattan in close proximity to a waste drain and just down stream from a chemical plant?

Sadly, in South Florida, homeowners are becoming so frustrated with the Iguana population that they are even putting rat poison into pieces of fruit in an attempt to try to solve the problem. These poisons were made for a mammal not a reptile. It may eventually kill the animal but not until a long period of suffering. Additionally, you potentially have an animal that has contaminated meat . Of course the probability is extremely low that someone would consume tainted Iguana meat but it still exists.

Trapping iguanas in the wild; areas like the Everglades where there is little chance of the introduction of poisons or chemicals, is a better idea. Farming is the best.

Any company that provides meat for human consumption must have , to some degree, documentation of the life cycle of the animal ( where and how raised, what was it fed, method of euthanasia, etc) and have these stages approved by the FDA.

We do not give iguanas to any venue for any kind of direct human consumption whatsoever and we advocate against it.

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