Illegal Collection of Wildlife

Jeff23

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How often do people get arrested for illegal collection of Tarantulas and other wildlife?

I was browsing the internet the other day and found this article
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/florida-keys/article129085359.html

I found it interesting that one of the men arrested was registered to have a table at Repticon here last weekend. I don't know that I could trust doing business with people of this sort.

Although they were caught for reptiles and crabs, I suspect tarantulas are being taken just as quickly in other states.
 

sdsnybny

Arachnogeek
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Each individual state, county, city may have different rules regarding the collection of animals including exclusions, limits, permits,and species specific regulations. Best to do a s*^% load of homework before collecting.
 

Ratmosphere

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Haven't heard of anyone I know getting caught yet but I know they got away with it for years with no problems. I do not support this though.
 
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