If you don't like taxidermy, I don't care really. Don't post rude comments.
EDIT: Sense people don't seem to understand what I mean by "Don't post rude comments"... I mean don't act like a little immature brat with anger issues. You can express how much you dislike, or even hate something without throwing a fit or using all caps. I know there are a lot of people who disapprove of this art form, and I'm not going to ask people not to express their opinion, I'm just asking people to express their opinion like a mature human being. It is possible, though it doesn't seem that way after reading some comments made by the various wolfaboos, etc. on this site.
EDIT AGAIN: If you like this version feel free to still fave/use it, but I've made a newer version.
Usually all taxidermists reply with "oh yeah well the animals are dead already, why should they care?" when asked why they believe what they are doing is morally correct
I'm not religious, but I do believe that if something is dead you give it that last bit of respect and bury it and not just make it your newest home furnishing! Animals are not less superior than humans, they had personalities and 'souls' when they were alive too.
What has humanity come too? Absolutely revolting, at least to me.
My grandfather does taxidermy, he had me watch him make a soft mount when I was younger... I can only say I ended up extremely sick, retching and all. How is this FUN for people? Sadism, if you ask me.
I apologize for my rant, but I really feel like I need to get that off my shoulders.
If you look into the process, you'll find it's a lot more difficult than just putting a hide on a form, and that it is, indeed, an art form all in its own right. C:
And no matter what you personally think, it will always be an art.
I shall be very honest:
I love Taxidermy. I love animals, I really do, but I also love Taxidermy. Why? Because I was able to fulfill about 50% of one of my goals: To feel a wolf's pelt, alive or Taxidermy- As long as it was real. But I also find it quite amazing, because you get to look close at realistic, lifelike, as-close-to-living-as-you-can-get animals without the problem of them running off. It's so cool. I've seen lots of creatures be taxidermed (<-- someone please provide me with the real word for past-tense Taxidermy). I love looking at it ^-^
Taxidermy takes great skill. You have to take a tanned skin and a styrofoam form(or wrap the body), clay, glass eyes and you have to have great knowledge on the animal's anatomy, sculpting skills, painting skills and some sewing skills in order to make the animal appear alive rather then just some derpy looking corpse. On top of that you have to alter the forms you buy because not every animal is the same size, so you have to sit there and cut and trim or build up on it in order to make sure the skin fits just right. It isn't easy. You either make it convincing or you fail.
So before some of you talk crap, learn about it first.
some these kids are really pissing me off but I won't go off on them even though they are mainly rude ignorant people :/
I hate that people do not see taxidermy as an art, and do not even know what they are talking about or the huge effort that goes into it. "moulding a corpse" how ignorant can people be. but if it was a leather craft it would be deemed acceptable.
I approve of this stamp, but I could not deal with all the dumbasses