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California Implements Commercial Trade Prohibitions on Articles of Certain Animal Species

Effective January 1, 2022, it is unlawful to import into the State of California for commercial purposes, to possess with intent to sell, or to sell within the state, any part or merchandise comprised of iguana, skink, hippopotamus, or a Teju, Ring, or Nile lizard.  Importantly, this will impact the legality of numerous reptile species that are commonly utilized in the fashion trade.

Please contact John Schoenig with questions about the specific wildlife species affected or with any other questions.



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