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#1 Guest_Skipjack_*

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 07:16 PM


#2 Guest_CATfishTONY_*

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 07:54 PM

North American laws concerning crayfish


#3 Guest_itsme_*

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:08 PM

Public Service Announcement -- Federal Law

I was recently reminded, after speaking to a person who wants to sell fish, of the federal Lacey Act. Anyone who handles plants or animals of any kind should be familiar with this law. Here's a brief Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia....cey_Act_of_1900

Key points (quoted from Wikipedia):

"The Lacey Act protects both plants and wildlife by creating civil and criminal penalties for a wide array of violations. It prohibits trade in wildlife, fish, and plants that have been illegally taken, transported or sold."

"In 1900, illegal commercial hunting threatened many game species in the United States. The original Act was directed at the preservation of game and wild birds, making it a federal crime to poach game in one state with the purpose of selling the bounty in another. The law prohibited the transportation of illegally captured or prohibited animals across state lines, and addressed potential problems caused by the introduction of non-native species of birds and animals into native ecosystems."

I think this is self-explanatory.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:03 PM

Fyi to all you herpers, since there is no record of any legal importation of the species into the US ever, strictly speaking every Bearded Dragon in the country is in violation of the Lacey Act. Have a nice day! O:)

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