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What's the deal with interstate pokie trade?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Arthroverts, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Arthroverts

    Arthroverts Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Hello all, I would like to know what the deal is with the interstate sale of some species of Poecilotheria. I have only heard about it second hand, so could someone direct me to where more information can be found along with a list of what species it affects? Also, is it illegal to drive them across a state line to sell/trade (I think it is, but I just want to clarify)?

    Many thanks,

    Arthroverts
     
  2. AphonopelmaTX

    AphonopelmaTX Moderator Staff Member

    There is a whole thread sticked to the top of this forum about this. In case you don't feel like wading through 13 pages of opinion and misinformation, go straight to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service page on foreign endangered species.

    https://www.fws.gov/endangered/what-we-do/foreign-species.html

    or go straight to the FAQ

    https://www.fws.gov/endangered/esa-library/pdf/USFWS-5-Sri-Lankan-Poecilotheria-Q-As-final.pdf
     
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  3. Mvtt70

    Mvtt70 Arachnobaron Active Member

    5 species of Poecilotheria can't be shipped or sold across state lines, P. fasciata, P. ornata, P. smithi, P. subfusca, and P. vittata.
     
  4. Arthroverts

    Arthroverts Arachnobaron Active Member

    Sorry about that @AphonopelmaTX, I thought that sticky was for something else (not sure why). Thanks for sparing me from wading through the 13 pages though :).

    Thanks @Mvtt70!

    Thanks,

    Arthroverts
     
  5. Theneil

    Theneil Arachnoprince Active Member

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    The can be shipped across state lines. Just not for any commercial reason. If it is a bonafide Gift, Moving ones personal collection, or a breeding loan they can be shipped across states
     
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  6. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    It's definitely not a deal!
     
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  7. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnodemon Active Member

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    It may be 13 pages but I found the discussion to be very insightful/thought provoking on some aspects of the hobby and not to be completely senseless blather. Might still be worth skimming through it.
     
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