eBAY pulled my Muscovy Auction due to MIGRATORY BIRD ACT???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Here is the e-mail I got:

    MC999 eBay Listing Removed: Animals, Plants, and Wildlife (493390767)
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    Dear hypo_dragons

    You recently listed the following listing:

    160625773561 - 6+ Lavender & Silver Muscovy Duck Hatching Eggs

    Unfortunately, we had to remove your listing because of the following:

    We have removed your listing because you have listed a part (eggs) from a
    Muscovy Duck, which according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is classified as
    a migratory bird. We do not permit listing for any part of a bird, egg, or nest
    that is classified as migratory, endangered, or protected. Please do not relist
    this item.

    For more information pertaining to migratory birds, please follow this link:
    http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/RegulationsPolicies/mbta/mbtandx.html
    We realize you may not have been aware of this policy and we have issued a full
    credit of any listing fees that may have been charged for this item. If you see
    similar items listed please report them by using the ?report this item? on the
    item page. Thank you for assisting in keeping our community a safe environment.

    Because of state and federal regulations on the sale of live animals, plants,
    and wildlife products, we have some restrictions on the kinds of items you can
    sell on eBay.

    We don't allow listings for mounted, stuffed birds that are native to the U.S.,
    such as:
    - Hawks
    - Eagles
    - Owls
    - Shorebirds
    - Seabirds
    - Wading birds
    - Songbirds
    - Hummingbirds
    - Legally hunted migratory game birds such as ducks, geese, and cranes

    This restriction also applies to bird parts and Native American items made with
    feathers.

    There are a few exceptions to our rule. For details, see the list of examples in
    our policy:
    http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/wildlife.html
     
  2. Theeggboxtoo

    Theeggboxtoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2010
    Alabama
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  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I know! I remember there being talk about them being added to the list and their sales being restricted but I did not know they did this?

    Does anyone know WHEN this happened?

    I went to the Fish & Wildlife website and the Muscovies ARE on the list now. [​IMG]
     
  4. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    Would you like to know WHY? I can give you the name of the person who reported us to Ebay and told Ebay that it was against the law and to sell them.

    Here's what the law says:




    "In 50 CFR 21.14, we remove the requirement that muscovy ducks
    may not be acquired, possessed, propagated, sold, or transferred,
    except for sale as food. We would add the following provisions to the
    regulations:
    You do not need a permit to acquire, possess, or sell
    properly-marked, captive-reared muscovy ducks or their eggs;
    You may not release muscovy ducks to the wild or to any
    location used by wild ducks; and
    You may not sell or distribute muscovy ducks as pets. Muscovy
    ducks have been sold as pets and given as prizes, activities we intend
    to disallow. However, we do not consider muscovy show ducks to be pets."

    I got the same email from Ebay btw.
     
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  5. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Well, mine are SHOW lines & SHOW birds....not just pets...what is a "properly-marked" Muscovy? Leg bands? Pinoned? Mine are far too huge to migrate anywhere! Besides waddling to the FEED bowl! [​IMG]
     
  6. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    Mine aren't pets either. We use them for meat & eggs and it even said so in my listing. But in the revision it says that its legal to sell the eggs.

    I just PM'd you who did this to us.
     
  7. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Interesting....we do eat their eggs in the off-season (non breeding season) or when I don't have a waiting list for them....
     
  8. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    I don't know if the person that did this has a bug up his butt or is his wife is giving him the cold shoulder but he needs to stay out of MY business.
     
  9. bryleighs_gmal

    bryleighs_gmal Out Of The Brooder

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    oh yeah!! but whats a shame is they supposely have or should realize a 12 year old's fit throwing report dealt with not just 1 person but many now!!!

    always one in the crowd [​IMG]
     
  10. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

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