mark jackson strat7 at
Wed Aug 5 20:42:09 EDT 1998

I  accidentally sent this to just doug instead of the group,
Here are my thoughts:

> Hi,     I'm no lawyer ( God knows we have enough of those )
> But do you think that Communist China cares about
> international law? They are just starting to give human
> rights some thought.
>       So i think that everyone that is mad at this guy
> should go to China and protest and then the butterfly
> thing will not seem to be that important when you are
> making toys.
>                   The Devils Advocate,   mark j.
> Doug Yanega wrote:
> > >Hi,   Has anyone ever thought that  he can't
> > >read english very well, he states it on his email.
> >
> > If he has been told already that it is illegal, which other people on the
> > list have stated, then he cannot continue to use poor English as an excuse.
> > Besides, he knows enough English to set up a website IN ENGLISH and deal
> > with a service provider that speaks ONLY English. Obviously he must be
> > capable of understanding when he gets a message saying "This species is
> > protected by international law, and cannot be sold." That he continues to
> > post ads AFTER he has been "educated" indicates that he simply refuses to
> > listen. If I was just a "jack-booted thug" I would have written to bigfoot
> > the first time he posted. The time to be polite and forgiving, however,
> > would appear to be over. This is NOT trivial.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Doug Yanega    Depto. de Biologia Geral, Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas,
> > Univ. Fed. de Minas Gerais, Cx.P. 486, 30.161-970 Belo Horizonte, MG   BRAZIL
> > phone: 031-449-2579, fax: 031-441-5481  (from U.S., prefix 011-55)
> >         
> >   "There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness
> >         is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82

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