Endangered Species Act will affect US auction houses, galleries & collectors

By Quinn's Auction Galleries

Recent regulatory changes in the Endangered Species Act have effectively ended the market for the sale of antique items containing ivory and other endangered species materials. These changes are unnecessarily punitive to collectors, dealers, museums, musicians, and others who own antique objects containing or made of these endangered species materials. Furthermore, these new regulations will not be effective in stopping the criminals engaged in the poaching of elephants and rhinoceros for purposes of illicit trade. We support strong measures to stop poaching, but the current regulatory changes are ineffective, poorly directed, and punish law-abiding Americans. 


Last week Representative Steve Daines (R-MT) and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) introduced bills (H.R. 5052 and S. 2587 ) that would remove these changes and allow time to craft a more effective legislative response. Please contact your senators and congressman immediately to register your support of these bills.

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU PASS THIS INFORMATION ON TO YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND CLIENTS.

The more support these bills receive from concerned and affected citizens, the better our chances are that the bills will be passed.

This is a link to the US Senators' office phone numbers

Here is a link that lists all Representatives' office phone numbers

Thank you for your prompt response.

Sincerely,

Quinn's Auction Galleries