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Animals & Animal Products

Important: If you supply products for sale on Amazon, you must comply with all federal, state, and local laws and Amazon policies applicable to those products and product listings.

Examples of Permitted Listings

  • Live shellfish and crustaceans
  • Live insects and worms used for agricultural purposes, bait, or pet food
  • Products made to resemble prohibited animal parts or products, but which are not made from those animals. If the listing includes a clear title and description that the item is not genuine; for example, faux tortoise shell is permitted if the listing states the item is fake or artificial.
  • Animal parts or products that are not otherwise restricted, such as:
    • Shark teeth jewelry

Examples of Prohibited Listings

  • Animal feces
  • Most live creatures, such as: pets, livestock, or marine mammals
  • Illegal wildlife products
  • Fish or wildlife that are taken, possessed, transported, or sold in violation of the Lacey Act
  • Insects or other creatures designated as "plant pests"
  • Parts or products, including fur and feathers, from federally endangered or threatened species, such as:
    • Cheetah
    • Jaguar
    • Leopard
    • Mountain zebra and Hartmann mountain zebra
    • Sable antelope
    • Tiger
    • Polar bear
    • Ocelot
    • Wolf
    • Indian python
    • Crocodile
    • Alligator
    • Sea turtle
    • Colobus monkey
    • Vicuna
    • Spanish lynx
    • Elephant
    • Pangolin
    • Sea otter
  • Parts or products from bear or mountain lion; such as:
    • Bear bile
  • Parts or products from cat or dog
  • Products made from the skin of seals
  • Products prohibited for sale under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918
  • Products containing ivory from animals
  • Vaccines (including human and animal vaccines), such as:
    • Rabies
    • West Nile Virus
    • Distemper
    • Puppy CPV
    • Lyme Disease
  • Products that contain parts or ingredients derived from sharks, whales, dolphins, or porpoises (with the exception of teeth, which are permitted), such as:
    • Joint pain supplements containing shark cartilage
    • Shark fin products
    • Shark liver oil
    • Whale meat
  • Products that contain foie gras may not be shipped to addresses within the State of California.
  • Parts or products made from certain species listed below may not be shipped to addresses within the State of California:
    • Cobra
    • Python
    • Kangaroo
    • Feral horse
    • Porpoise

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