Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Speaking Of . . . .

Not a half hour after posting about the tiger trade, I saw this press release concerning illegal trafficking in sperm whale teeth and narwhal tusks. The conviction includes a count for violating the Lacey Act.That is up to 20 years in prison and $250,000 in fines. Somehow, I doubt peddling scrimshaw to tourists in Nantucket was worth it.

For what it is worth, in my head, the defendant looks like the sea captain from The Simpsons.  Yar!

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