NANFA-- Re: Postal Regs
Sat, 3 Jun 2000 15:35:42 EDT

In a message dated 06/02/2000 5:23:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

I have one question regarding this thread; If you are having a problem
shipping live fish through your local USPS, then why bother to tell them
they are live fish? Just mark them fragile and ship them using the fastest
delivery method possible. I have never had the USPS ask me what was in a
package unless I wanted insurance or had to fill out a duty form. Seems to
me this is a non-issue for people that only ship fish on an occasional

Ty >>

Because if you are caught (If the package leaks and is checked etc) then you
are illegally smuggling wildlife and in violation of the Lacy Act. A friend
of mine was prosecuted this way for shipping captive bred newts through the
mail without declaring the newts. He had to pay a bunch of fines (each animal
undeclared is one violation) and has subsequently been denied permits due to
illegal wildlife trafficking.


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