The Lacey Act


 The Lacey Act was enacted in 1900 when William McKinley signed the bill.


Events That led to the Enactment of the Lacey Act

The poaching of bison and slaughter of many other animals in the 1880s, along with the capture of the notorious poacher, Ed Howell, in 1894 led to the      passage of the Lacey Act.



 Critics of the Lacey Act say that the law is too broad and ambiguous. It does not specify which animals it protects and has prosecuted different types of      poachers.