PETA Advocates Head Shots for Killing Iguanas

Flordia has been invaded by invasive reptiles. Most people are familiar with the massive python problem they are having in the everglades, but what a lot of people may not know is that the state is also being overrun with iguanas.

Flordia Wildlife Commission (FWC) is encouraging people to kill them “humanely” whenever they get the chance. In an attempt to turn the population tide of these big lizards.

Now here is where things get interesting. According to The Palm Beach Post, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wrote a letter to the FWC, not condemning the killings of Iguanas, but wanting them to show people how to “Humainly” dispatch them.

This seems like a break from their regular trope condemning any killing of animals even if it is done quickly and humanely. Here is how they recommend killing them.

“If the commission insists on the slaughter of green iguanas and pythons by largely inexperienced and untrained members of the public, it has an ethical duty to inform them of the unique physiology of reptiles that requires immediate destruction of the brain in order to avoid prolonged survival and suffering.”

“Immediate destruction of the brain” That sounds like a headshot to me. I really have no complaint about this. It would be just like hunting slow green squirrels. This way you would not ruin any meat.