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Animals & Animal Products

Note: All listings and products must comply with all laws and regulations and Amazon policy.

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

  • Most live creatures, such as: pets, livestock, or marine mammals
  • Illegal wildlife products
  • Insects or other creatures designated as plant pests
  • Parts or products, including fur and feathers, from Act on Conservation of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora endangered or threatened species, such as:
    • Cheetahs
    • Jaguars
    • Leopards
    • Mountain zebras and Hartmann mountain zebras
    • Sable antelopes
    • Tigers
    • Indian python
    • Sea turtle
    • Vicuna
    • Bengal leopard cat
    • Elephants
    • Crocodiles
    • Pangolins
  • Parts or products from bear or mountain lion; such as:
    • Bear bile
  • Parts or products from cat or dog
  • Parts or products from whale or dolphin
  • Invasive alien species defined by the Invasive Alien Species Act (Japanese) (Invasive Alien Species Act in English)
  • Creatures for which Animal Handling Business registration is required in accordance with the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals (Japanese) (Act on Welfare and Management of Animals in English)
  • Products prohibited for sale under the Wildlife Protection and Hunting Management Law (Japanese) (Wildlife Protection and Hunting Management Law in English), such as:
    • Spring traps
    • Mist traps
  • Prong collars and any other collars for pets that have inward facing spikes
  • 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:
    • Shark fin products
    • Whale meat
  • Products that contain foie gras may not be shipped to areas or countries which restrict for sale of foie gras.

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