“Just when it seemed like Etsy was the perfect place to pick up some human bones, poison, or drug paraphernalia, the online artisan e-commerce site announced it was banning these products and more.”

CNET reports that Etsy banned the sale of poisons, drug paraphernalia, and human bones.  While it seems obvious why Etsy would ban the first tow categories of items, it is not clear why they decided the human bone ban was necessary.  On the forbidden list is “human remains or body parts — detailed as skulls, bones, articulated skeletons, bodily fluids, preserved tissues, and organs — which are forbidden, but human hair and teeth are apparently.

Well there go my plans for using Etsy skulls to build a miniature replica of the Sedlec Ossuary.

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~ by siouxsielaw on August 19, 2012.

One Response to ““Just when it seemed like Etsy was the perfect place to pick up some human bones, poison, or drug paraphernalia, the online artisan e-commerce site announced it was banning these products and more.””

  1. On the same note, ebay just banned the sale of prayers, blessings, curses and other spiritual paraphernalia of a non-material nature.

    http://pages.ebay.com/sellerinformation/news/fallupdate2012/categoryupdates.html?afsrc=1#ca

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