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Illegal taxidermy from Ebay (1 Viewer)

Andy Adcock

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The listing of taxidermy specimens from China on Ebay is long established but almost certainly supplied by illegally killed birds.

Does anyone have any idea how pressure could be applied to Ebay to stop such listings?

Examples on this link, all are poorly done by amateurs presumably who simply go out and kill the birds to sell on Ebay.


There are many other awful examples of animals killed to sell on Ebay, Bats for example.

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Not familiar with using e-bay myself but I presume there is some kind of complaints process where this issue could be raised. If the response is unsatisfactory (most likely), then some kind of petition may carry more weight?


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I thinks there is an option to report the listing/seller to ebay.l think too that certain birds need to come with a certificate.




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The seller is certainly aware of the ethical concerns over his sales, and has included the following disclaimer:

A polite notice to Ebay or whom ever else out there it may concern the ANIMALS listed has been legally acquired ,I AM NOT A TASSIDERMIST, BUT AN ANTIQUE DEALER, ALL MY ITEMS ARE SOURCES OF LONG RESEARCH, AND THEY COME FROM OLD COLLECTIONS, ALMOST ALWAYS PRE 1947.

Considering they all look to have the same identical green plastics at their base, and yet are dated decades apart (when dated), I'm quite skeptical of the seller's claims.

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