But does this apply to genetically modified sporrans!
Check European directive SF 5180-OK
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>From: Angus Henry <email@example.com> >Reply-To: SCD news and discussion <firstname.lastname@example.org> >To: "Strathspey.Server and discussion" <email@example.com> >Subject: licencing of Sporrans >Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 14:24:22 +0930 > >A recent thread reported legislation against traditionally made sporrans, >in Scotland. > >The following gives re-assurance to at least some of us. > >QUOTE: >Dear Mr Henry, > >New legislation, introduced on the 15th February 2007, has made it a legal >requirement to have a licence to possess live or dead specimens / >derivatives of any wild animal listed on AnnexIV(a) of the Habitats >Directive, such as Eurasian Otter, Wildcat or Bat, not as was erroneously >reported in the newspapers to Eurasian Badger, Common Seal, Grey Seal, >Deer, Hedgehogs and Moles. The law in relation to these species has not >changed at all. > >Therefore, you will not require to apply for a licence for your seal skin >sporrans. > >Regards, > >Jonathan. > > > >Jonathan Ferguson > >Landscapes and Habitats Division > >Rural Directorate > >Scottish Executive > > >Angus > >* * * * * * * * * * * * * > Angus & Puka Henry: 4 Eagle Court, Wulagi, DARWIN, NT 0812, AUSTRALIA >PHONE: (International) + 61 (0)8 8927 9203 >FAX: available: phone first to arrange. >Website: <http://www.users.on.net/~anguka/> > > >
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