[Ansteorra] Carving Ivory
somerlidh at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 27 19:02:39 PDT 2007
Fear not... the walrus ivory was obtained legally. As I understand it, only Inuits are able to purchase/sell ivory and can only sell it as art if it has been carved. This piece was purchased from an Inuit artist and it has a very small amount of carving on it.
----- Original Message ----
From: robert segrest <aumbob at yahoo.com>
To: ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 3:37:27 PM
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Carving Ivory
I suggest exercizing substantial caution in obtaining
ivory from any source. Because all ivory producing
animals are, to some degree or another, threatened,
endangered or managed species ivory and ivory products
are regulated by a number of different agencies.
Deciphering these regulations can be complicated, due
to multiple enforcement agencies and a variety of
legislation/regulation pertaining to them. The
Pacific walrus is managed by US Fish and Wildlife
Service and other international bodies. My
understanding is that walrus ivory is not nearly so
heavily regulated as elephant ivory, but I would
suggest being quite sure of the law before getting my
hands involved in owning a piece of ivory of unknown
origin. These are the sort of laws that are difficult
to enforce, but carry very serious penalties when
enforcement happens (much like ownership of raptor
The fish are biting.
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