5 Injurious Animals and Illegally Taken Fish, Wildlife, or Plants

51 Prohibitions

511 Injurious Animals

18 U.S.C. 42 prohibits importation (except as specifically permitted by the Secretary of the Interior) or interstate shipment of species of wild mammals, birds, fish (including mollusks and crustacea), amphibians, reptiles, brown tree snakes, or their offspring or eggs, as named in the statute or declared by the Secretary of the Interior to be injurious to human beings, agriculture, horticulture, forestry, wildlife, or the wildlife resources of the United States. Furthermore, the statute directs that such injurious animals be promptly exported or destroyed at the expense of the importer or consignee.