Minneapolis, MN asked in Agricultural Law and Animal / Dog Law for Minnesota

Q: Does Delaware use the same definition for dog and cat fur that federal law does?

Hello, I'm not a resident of Delaware, but I was wondering how the state defines "fur" and "hair" in the law banning the sale or trade of dog and cat fur/hair. Federal law defines dog and cat fur as a pelt--any fur or hair with skin attached--and so do other laws for other states I've looked into. Does Delaware use the terms "fur/hair" differently, to apply to all dog and cat fiber in any context? Is it illegal to work with fur brushed off of a shedding pet in Delaware, or the hair from a poodle who is groomed at home? I'm a handspinner in MN, and I have an online shop. People send me fur that they brush from their pets, or that their groomer trims for them, and I charge for the service of handmaking the fiber into yarn for them. I've never had a Delaware customer before. Would I have to turn away prospective customers from Delaware, or if they bought a pre-made dog fur skein from me online, would I have to cancel their order and not ship it? Thank you for your time, Jason

1 Lawyer Answer
William Bailey
William Bailey
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Your question involves Delaware law. You would need to contact attorneys in Delaware for help with this.

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