Suppose that a son inherits a rhino horn carving from his father. Assuming that the father acquired the horn without violating any laws that were in force at the time it was acquired.

Can the son legally sell the horn?


Rhino horn cannot be sold across state lines:

Rhino horn: Generally cannot be sold in interstate or international commerce. Consult the Service for limited exceptions. Import or export requires a permit. Sale of items within a State allowed unless restricted by “use after import” limitations associated with items imported after the listing of the species under CITES or unless prohibited under State law.

Pennsylvania has a proposed bill banning the sale of rhino horn but it is not yet law.

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