(No, you can't sell feathers from any bird protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act unless you have a special permit.)
That whole scenario is the weirdest thing I've heard all day.
Your icon, of course, is perfect for it.
Who could pass up an icon opportunity like that???
That's just awesome. I wish every time I dialed a wrong number, the person on the other end would solve my problem anyway! :)
Well, that was pretty obvious, I thought!
Misdial my foot. Someone has obviously posted your phone number on the bathroom walls of the Audoban society.
I know you're self-employed, but that would be an awesome line item to add to your résumé.
Being a Lawyer type, you knowing the answer would not seem so odd... what is odd is that there IS a little old lady who still HAS antique bird of paradise feathers.
i have seen them old and battered, in Goodwill and such
2010-01-08 05:04 pm (UTC)
Actually, it is odd because the law if phenomenally broad and no lawyer knows about everything, particularly things that are far out of their field. I know because my ex took a field ornithology class one summer while we were dating and he wrote his term paper on the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
And she had the feathers because they were her mother's, who wore them on a hat in the 1910s and stored the feathers away when the hat went out of fashion.
that is just so cool....
as far as i reclall she can do almost anything *except sell them*
if it was hawk or eagle feathers she cant really even pick them up.... sad
Yes, I had to explain this to some of my coven mates. They were quite irked.
I used to do volunteer work taking care of, among other things, hawks and eagles. Every year for our birthdays we were allowed to take a feather home. It was awesome.
That is extremely awesome.
Don't try to sell them. ;-)
weirder that she called. somehow, I'm not surprised that you knew the answer.
If one wants to know about the law, it's not surprising that one should call an attorney.
It's only surprising that she should call an attorney by accident.
Was your answer pro bono?
Of course it was pro bono.
May I repost this entry to readers_list
? I will link back here for comments, and all the other criteria are listed here
; I think you know them already though.
Edited to add: I'll check the entry for good HTML before posting, if you say yes. :)Edited at 2010-01-08 08:36 pm (UTC)
Sure! Permission is automatic; I only ask for notification.
I don't know that this is what they're looking for--their entries tend towards the long and
thoughtful--but I liked it.
Here from readers_list
. I loved it.
I do like the long and thoughtful. And the short and thoughtful. And long and amusing. And short and amusing. Anything that makes me bark out an involuntary laugh gets thumbs up in my book. Good pick.
Hi, and thanks. It made me laugh, so I had to share.
Oh, good. Thanks for commenting; that eased my mind and helped make my day. :)
That is so delightful, i've simply got to tweet about it. ('Twitter' the verb? Nah.)
But given the title of your journal, i would only expect you to know things like this.
I have some antique peacock tail-feathers, but they're probably not as precious.
Peacocks are not included, so you are safe.