Lacey Act of 1900
(U.S. law) A conservation law (16 U.S.C. § 3371-3378), passed in 1900 to prohibit the transportation of illegally-taken game across U.S. state lines. The law has been amended a number of times and is now a broad environmental statute including both animals and plants; and international trade as well as domestic U.S. trade in such items. See Lacey Amendment.