When you're on vacation at a distant exotic destination, remember this one rule: Just because it's for sale doesn't mean it's legal to bring back to the United States. The World Wildlife Fund warns travelers that it's illegal to purchase items made from many animal skins and byproducts. Things to avoid include any furs and feathers, turtle shell (usually combs and jewelry), ivory, Asian medicines (made from rhino horns and tiger bones), and even wool shawls and scarves called "Shahtoosh," which is woven from endangered Tibetan chiru antelope. When in doubt, just don't buy it.
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