Current laws prohibit me from selling any item made in whole or part of elephant ivory across state lines. Some individual states have banned sales of products made of any type of ivory. This site represents the history of my body of work. I will not sell elephant ivory outside my home state of Texas.
USFWS has provided discussion of the rule, along with a table describing enforcement and all of the criteria for exceptions, at: http://www.fws.gov/international/pdf/questions-and-answers-african-elephant-4d-final-rule.pdf. Read the full document in the Federal Register in effect July 6, 2016 https://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FWS-HQ-IA-2013-0091-0001
Personal note to my friends and collectors;
I believe this is bad legislation. Ivory never was the enemy. Illegal poachers are the enemy and this will not stop them. It's like burning an Indian Headdress to save an eagle or crushing an antique writing desk to save a tree. Ivory objects throughout history have honored the spirit of these magnificent animals. Elephants do, have and will die of natural causes. Ivory doesn't decay or rot that is why we still find mammoth ivory 10,000 years after their extinction. The CITES import/export ban in 1990 closed our international borders and Americans have worked on recycled ivory since then. I hope that in the future the world will enforce laws that save living elephants and not punish collectors, artists, musicians and antique dealers. Linda Karst Stone, Scrimshaw Artist since 1976
This "taking" of personal property rights has no proof it will save even one living elephant. Please join us by learning more, supporting and signing up to stay informed at www.kniferights.org or www.elephantprotection.org