How Tanners Fought the California Crocodile Skin Ban

California’s ban on alligator and crocodile leather products is being fought in court by a fourth-generation tanner and the State of Louisiana.

Discover how Christy Plott of American Tanning fought the California ban on crocodile skin, the key players in this legal struggle, and how both the tanning industry and the State of Louisiana plan to fight for open and sustainable trade.

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What's in the Guide?

  • A brief history on California’s crocodile leather ban.
  • An explanation of the importance of CITES and conservation efforts.
  • How CITES is based on mountains of scientific evidence.
  • Projections on the impact of this court battle on other bans of a similar nature.

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