What is the Lacey law?

The Lacey Law (also known as the Lacey Act) is a conservation law in the United States that prohibits trade in wildlife, fish, and plants that have been illegally taken, possessed, transported, or sold.

It is named after John F. Lacey who introduced the bill. It was signed into law by President William McKinley on May 25, 1900. It protects both plants and wildlife by creating civil and criminal penalties for those who violate the rules and regulations

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