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Care for Your Iguanas

Dear Source:
Iguanas are indigenous to the Caribbean, unlike re-located human beings. Don't believe everything you read about Iguanas carrying staph infections. Besides eating dead animals, humans carry more infectious diseases than Iguanas who are primarily herbivores. Those who feed Iguanas are compassionate people who realize that by destroying the natural habitat of the Iguana we have a moral responsibility to help them survive in their shrinking environment, which makes it appear more populated. Natural enemies of the Iguana are cruel human beings without compassion for life. As for Iguana droppings, they no more cause environmental pollution than we humans and our pets.
And if you think cats want to deal with Iguanas, you are in for a big surprize! I assume that your term "deal" means to kill. If that is so, then you need to re-evaluate your own values and moral character.

Anita de la Cruz
Austin, Texas

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