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As of 1991, the Lacey Act, passed by Congress in 1988, proscribed illegal taking and commerce of fish, wildlife, and plants, which taking would be illegal under any law, treaty, or regulation of the United States, Indian, or foreign law. This Comment proposes amending the Lacey Act to provide for application on an extraterritorial basis based on an antitrust paradigm. The author argues that extraterritorial application of the Act to conduct of United States citizens abroad would protect wildlife illegally taken outside the United States and would punish those who might profit by that taking.

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