The Illegal Eagle Has Landed

 

As any falconer quickly learns, the federal government has numerous regulations regarding┬ábirds of prey. Most of the laws serve a good purpose: to protect these noble creatures as the precious natural resource they are. But when combined with zealous tax enforcement, sometimes the rules can can result in bizarre consequences. The case of the illegal stuffed eagle as art is a case in point. Read all about it in this Wall Street Journal article by Eric Gibson. As Gibson puts it: “Only in the fantasy bazaar of the U.S. government’s imagination can an item that is worthless carry a multimillion-dollar price tag.”

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