[Ansteorra] Carving Ivory
aumbob at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 27 14:37:27 PDT 2007
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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