From an article on a sperm whale that died and washed ashore in Canada, where the local mayor tried to sell the carcass on eBay just to get rid of it before it started to stink:
Fenwick said the town received a disturbing phone call on Monday morning from someone who said he was a federal official. The caller said it’s illegal to sell the whale on eBay because it’s an endangered species, Fenwick said.
Ummmm… it’s not endangered anymore. It’s DEAD.
Take it away, Mr. Cleese: