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Lizard food threatens survival of the animal

2010-05-29 09:23:39 GMT2010-05-29 17:23:39 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A vender sells lizards for cuisine at a market in Managua, capital of Nicaragua, May 28, 2010. Dishes made from lizards are part of the food culture in Nicaragua. It is rumoured that eating dishes made from lizards is good for people who are weak or are just recovered from illness. Local government issued laws to protect wild animals, but more and more lizards are still hunted, which affects the survival of wild lizards in the country. (Xinhua/Jimmy Sanchez)

A vender sells lizards for cuisine at a market in Managua, capital of Nicaragua, May 28, 2010. Dishes made from lizards are part of the food culture in Nicaragua. It is rumoured that eating dishes made from lizards is good for people who are weak or are just recovered from illness. Local government issued laws to protect wild animals, but more and more lizards are still hunted, which affects the survival of wild lizards in the country. (Xinhua/Jimmy Sanchez)

Lizards for sale are seen at a market in Managua, capital of Nicaragua, May 28, 2010. Dishes made from lizards are part of the food culture in Nicaragua. It is rumoured that eating dishes made from lizards is good for people who are weak or are just recovered from illness. Local government issued laws to protect wild animals, but more and more lizards are still hunted, which affects the survival of wild lizards in the country. (Xinhua/Jimmy Sanchez)

Lizards for sale are seen at a market in Managua, capital of Nicaragua, May 28, 2010. Dishes made from lizards are part of the food culture in Nicaragua. It is rumoured that eating dishes made from lizards is good for people who are weak or are just recovered from illness. Local government issued laws to protect wild animals, but more and more lizards are still hunted, which affects the survival of wild lizards in the country. (Xinhua/Jimmy Sanchez)

Vender sell lizards for cuisine at a market in Managua, capital of Nicaragua, May 28, 2010. Dishes made from lizards are part of the food culture in Nicaragua. It is rumoured that eating dishes made from lizards is good for people who are weak or are just recovered from illness. Local government issued laws to protect wild animals, but more and more lizards are still hunted, which affects the survival of wild lizards in the country. (Xinhua/Jimmy Sanchez)

A vender sells lizards for cuisine at a market in Managua, capital of Nicaragua, May 28, 2010. Dishes made from lizards are part of the food culture in Nicaragua. It is rumoured that eating dishes made from lizards is good for people who are weak or are just recovered from illness. Local government issued laws to protect wild animals, but more and more lizards are still hunted, which affects the survival of wild lizards in the country.

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