2. Anything Living
In China, some street vendors actually package living turtles and lizards as souvenirs. Alive and squirming in an “herbal solution,” these poor creatures have a life expectancy of about one to three months. Fortunately, this cruel practice is frowned upon by most people — some folks actually buy the little guys to set them free — and it has been cracked down on by several countries, though the practice is still not technically illegal and several small vendors still make the occasional buck off of pedaling trapped animals. Again, though not technically illegal to buy there, it’d be something to see the look on a customs official’s face when you try to declare your new pet. This will surely be confiscated and perhaps subject to a fine.