If last month's story
about bringing ruminant hides and capes from Mexico
to the US concerned you, you'll be eager to know about the latest positive development. Correspondent Michael Bodenchuk told you how the new regulations are intended to prevent the spread of tick-borne diseases to US livestock and wildlife. Basically, they require that all deer and sheep skins (and other ruminants) from Mexico be free of live or dead ticks, that they be accompanied by a written statement attesting that they had been frozen solid for at least 24 hours, and that they had to be thawed to allow inspection as they crossed the border. In an additional story
we posted on our website for you, Bodenchuk specifically recommended how you could comply with the new rules. He also noted that most Mexican outfitters weren't currently set up to comply with these regulations, but he expected the necessary infrastructure would likely develop over time.....