The Green Iguana is a non-venomous lizard and beloved household pet to millions of people, not only here in the US, but all over the world today. We have learned so much about them and over the years they have become, not just a reptile in an enclosure, but a pet that knows their name, cuddles with their owners, make loving companions, and are able to be house broken just as other pets are.
Having this designation would afford them many advantages such as the protection under the humane laws that dogs and cats already enjoy. It would raise public awareness and education about the Green Iguana and that would give it more respect and better care like other domestics.
The definition of "Domesticated" will vary with every person that you speak to, but we agree with the one that is used legally by most city ordinances that states that it shall mean: bred for and adapted to living dependently in an urban household setting.
We hope that you will carefully consider our petition, give it your support and make a declaration calling for the Green Iguana to be the First Domesticated Reptile.