Re: NANFA-- Re: Postal Regs

Jeffrey Fullerton (
Sat, 03 Jun 2000 16:57:31 -0400 wrote:
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.

What kind of newts were these that got this guy in trouble?

If they were a common species - shipping via priority mail is legal - amphibians,
lizards , and fish are ok. Turtles and snakes have to go air cargo for pick up by
the recipient at the terminal.

I have sent fish for years and never had any hassles from the clerks. And I've
openly declared what I am sending or recieving - be it fish or tropical frogs or


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