PETA has asked the FWC to make green iguana killing painless by employing humane methods
Miami Beach is considering providing a cash bounty on green iguanas that have populated the state due to the formerly unadministered pet trade. In response to this action, PETA has penned a letter to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), asking for an extensive training program to ensure the species' removal is as painless as possible.
Here’s all you need to know about this matter.
PETA, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is the world's largest animal rights organization, having over 9 million supporters and members from all across the globe.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) accomplishes its mission via public education, animal rescue, protest campaigns, research, legislation, celebrity involvement, examining newsgathering, and special events.
What does PETA demand?
The FWC suggests killing these green iguanas humanely to prevent animal cruelty violations, but their instructions about a humane slaughter are vague. As a result, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has requested that the agency be clear of humane killing and hold a training program based on what was designed for handling Burmese pythons. This program must include training sessions and video tutorials.
According to PETA's General Counsel, Lori Kettler, green iguanas are peaceful creatures and must be handled like any other species with care and dignity. So, the agency must provide the public with extensive guidance to make these slaughters as pain-free as possible.
Sometimes, iguana removal can require transporting the animals out of the state to be slaughtered. So, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has urged the FWC to make transformation simpler and less stressful for these creatures.
Currently, as per the FWC's regulations, the iguanas are required to be placed in cloth sacks with sealed containers reading "Prohibited Reptiles" to move them.
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