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WHAT THE...?!!
This angers me >=/ I have seen this same elephant foot stool be posted many many times on e-bay and everytime I see it I report it. Aren't these things illegal?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=22702&item=3693947001&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

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dragoncreator From: dragoncreator Date: August 13th, 2004 07:51 am (UTC) (Link)
I've seem similar at gunshows. If their not illegal they should be since Elephants are Endangered. Or at the very least because the damn thing's so ugly.

It probably isn't causeing a problem because it's not new. The thing could have been made when game hunting elephants and tigers and whatnot was legal.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: August 13th, 2004 09:46 am (UTC) (Link)
yeah but the sale of older items involving parts of endangered species is illegal, I mean, look at Tortoise shell crafted items. That tortoise is now endangered but there are still products out there made from its shell and those are not allowed on e-bay. Hrm =/
lupusetgruis From: lupusetgruis Date: August 13th, 2004 08:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Um.. you'd think so, wouldn't you?

I know that some animal parts aren't always illegal, but DO become illegal when they are shipped internationally. And I'm assuming the item was shipped internationaly as, last time I checked, there aren't too many herds of wild elephants in Texas.

Aren't all elephants endangered, anyway?
http://www.cites.org/

thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: August 13th, 2004 09:45 am (UTC) (Link)
up until recently, yes, but on TV the other day I saw this thing where they were taking elephant females and making them sterile so they couldnt make anymore elephants and eat themselves out of house and home. I don't think that's something they would do to an endangered animal but I'm not quite sure.
kayucian From: kayucian Date: August 13th, 2004 08:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Just passing through from a friend's list (hope you don't mind). I'll be reporting as well.

See: http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/wildlife.html

The notes about ivory and certain zebra species makes me wonder if any action will be taken, however.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: August 13th, 2004 09:44 am (UTC) (Link)
well since its not ivory and its part of an endangered species, then that is kind of iffy. I wish they would at least e-mail you and tell you if they got your complaint or not. =P
ruggels From: ruggels Date: August 13th, 2004 08:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Hell I've seen those at gun shows all the time, Those have beem pupular as Umbrella stands and such since the late 1800's. I saw one full of Samurai swords at a Gun Show in Stockton. You see all sort of "Safari" and "Big Game" items at gun shows, besides books and guns.

I don't think they are illegal, if they are old.

Scott
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: August 13th, 2004 09:37 am (UTC) (Link)
yes its fine if it was made earlier, but I thought shipping something like that would be taken away by the feds. Last "Earth Fair" I went to had a table that displayed hundreds of animal products *Some from even the 1800's* that had been confiscated by customs etc.
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