petermc61 wrote: John higgon wrote:
petermc61 wrote:Is there anybody on the forum in Georgia who would be happy to mail me a saddle (at my cost, of course)?
Wouldn't they then be involved in the illegal supply of Ivory? Why is it that material from exotic / endangered / extinct animals sounds so much better than other materials, I wonder?
I am not aware of that. Colosi's website says that as a seller he is not allowed to ship outside Georgia. I don't know the law that prohibits him from doing so and to whom that law applies.
Bob Colosi's website did not state that he was not allowed. Bob Colosi's website states clearly that he cannot legally
ship western african ivory out of Georgia. To wit, "Reminder.... I cannot legally ship Elephant Ivory outside of Georgia!". The illegal aspect of it was clear to me and stood out.
You do not have to know the law to know what illegal means.
I can obtain HWAI for all my guitars of I wanted to. I am not going to do so, not just only because it is illegal, it is unethical and immoral. But it is not about observing the letter of the law. It is about observing and respecting the spirit of it.
Spare a thought for the elephant.