Three simple rules to tracing Yetis in Nepal, memo from US archives states
There are three rules that need to be adhered to while dealing with 'Yetis' in Nepal, a US Foreign Service memo recently made public from the archives states.
The memo citing a 1957 Nepali law, issued by the American Embassy in Kathmandu on November 30, 1959, lists,"Regulations Governing Mountain Climbing Expeditions in Nepal—Relating to Yeti," said an image of the document published by slate.com.
The memo states," Royalty of Rs 5000/- Indian Currency will have to be paid to His Majesty's Government of Nepal for a permit to carry out expedition in search of 'Yeti'."
Similarly, "In case 'Yeti' is traced it can be photographed or caught alive but it must not be killed or shot at except in an emergecy arising out of self dfense. All photographs of the animal, the creature itself if captured alive or dead, must be surrendered to the government of Nepal at the earliest time."
The statement signed by Embassy Counselor Ernest H Firsk, further reads, "News and reports throwing light on the actual existence of the creature must be submitted to the government of Nepal as soon as they are available and must not in any way given out to the Press of Reporters for publicity witout the permission of the Government of Nepal." Nepalnews.com