Today we've updated the Prohibited Items policy in the DOs & DON’Ts regarding items made from certain animals, such as those designated as threatened or endangered. The new policy includes but is not limited to items or materials such as fur, pelts, ivory, teeth, bones, and taxidermied specimens from those protected animals. Both new and vintage items are included.

Please take a moment to read the full announcement on the Etsy News blog: www.etsy.com/blog/news/2013/policy-update-prohibited-animal-products/

You can review the Prohibited Items policy in the DOs & DON'Ts here: www.etsy.com/policy/dosdonts#prohibited

We've also added a new FAQ in our Help Center about this policy: www.etsy.com/help/article/4416

This change takes effect today. Our Marketplace Integrity Team is contacting members by email whose listings are affected by this updated policy. It may take a while for the team to reach out to each affected seller; we appreciate your patience. In some cases, listings may need to be removed. If you have questions about a specific item in your shop or that you might want to list on Etsy, please contact us using the Help Center: www.etsy.com/help/contact

Should you have any questions about this policy change, we welcome you to join the discussion in this thread: www.etsy.com/teams/7722/discussions/discuss/12715475/