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Darktooth

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taj

I wonder how many tens of thousands of people they threw in jail with this kind of law:) . Just thinking about all the guys building roads, houses , owning quarries ...

 

"The Act states that no person may destroy, damage, alter, deface, disturb, excavate, remove from its original position, collect or own, trade in or sell, export or attempt to export from South Africa, any fossil without a permit from the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA). A person found guilty of breaking the law is liable for a fine and several years imprisonment, or both. Customs officials are aware of the law and have confiscated fossils when attempts have been made to export them without permission in the past." 

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Wrangellian
On 2/26/2019 at 9:41 AM, taj said:

I wonder how many tens of thousands of people they threw in jail with this kind of law:) . Just thinking about all the guys building roads, houses , owning quarries ...

 

"The Act states that no person may destroy, damage, alter, deface, disturb, excavate, remove from its original position, collect or own, trade in or sell, export or attempt to export from South Africa, any fossil without a permit from the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA).

Probably developers and such only have to apply for a permit, perhaps grease some palms, and then they can disturb, remove and destroy to their hearts' content.  :wacko:

 

Wow, even microfossils??

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