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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: East Freedom Pa/ Near Altoona
To Everyone doing Taxidermy without a license
If your doing Any type of Taxidermy including Skull Cleaning, Antler Mounting etc... You Need To Read This!
To clarify a few regulations regarding the Pa. Dept of Agriculture, Pa. taxidermist license. If you are practicing taxidermy and you hold yourself out to the public you need a license, so even if you do something for a friend you need a license PERIOD. Also under title 3 Chapter 27 regulation S.2701 Definitions: A specimen is any of the following:
1. A bird or any part of a bird
2. An animal or any part of an animal
3. A fish or any part of a fish
4. A reptile or any part of a reptile
What this means is if you even touch a skull ,a skull is a specimen in accordance with the law, all skull cleaners need a license and to elaborate even farther if you put antlers on a panel you need a license.
Be advised if you are a taxidermist in Pa. and you haven't renewed your license, or if you are doing any sort of work regarding a specimen, the Pa. Dept. of Ag. is going to start going after the people not in compliance with the law at the end of Jan. They have a long list or people not in compliance, i recommend you pay for your license now.
Fines and penalties range from a $25.00 fine all the way up to a $1,500.00 fine and imprisonment up to 3 months.
If you have further questions or concerns visit the Pa. Dept of Agriculture website at, /www.agriculture.state.pa.us
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