2017 NM SB81

2017 NM SB0081

New Mexico SB 81 makes it unlawful for a person to sell or purchase any “covered animal species”. “Covered animal species” means any species listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). There is no exemption for domestically bred animals, illustrating a lack of understanding of CITES and what illegal wildlife trafficking actually means.