Lacey Act outlaws interstate commerce of any bird killed in violation of state law

1900 CEUSA

“It is unlawful for any person – (1) to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, or purchase any fish or wildlife or plant taken, possessed, transported, or sold in violation of any law, treaty, or regulation of the United States or in violation of any Indian tribal law; (2) to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, or purchase in interstate or foreign commerce – (A) any fish or wildlife taken, possessed, transported, or sold in violation of any law or regulation of any State or in violation of any foreign law; (B) any plant taken, possessed, transported, or sold in violation of any law or regulation of any State; or (C) any prohibited wildlife species (subject to subsection (e) of this section); . . . ”

in Larry A Nielsen, "Lacey Act Created (1900)," Today In Conservation.

Image: Golden eagle chick, OSU Special Collections and Archive, 1938, via Flickr