Jan 8, 2010

To stuff or not to stuff

Let me introduce you with a litle dillema of mine: I'm a big animal fan but still I have a morbid fascination with stuffed animals.

On the one hand I'm against any cruelty towards animals but on the other hand I do eat meat and wear leather. But are stuffed animals a step too far? I guess there is a diferentation between just killing an animal to make a trophy out of it, or having a beloved pet immortalized. Although the latter also gives me the creeps.

But even tough I like the look of stuffed animals, I think that in their vicinity, I wouldn't feel quite comfortable and would soon begin to think that their little beady eyes were watching me.

So what do you think? Taxidermy, yay or nay?

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bridget said...

I feel quite similarly. In styled photos and other settings I love the presence of taxidermy, especially birds and non-furry critters. Somehow I have yet to integrate anything of the sort into my home, but I also haven't sought it out...perhaps if I came across a piece smartly priced at an estate sale I'd be tempted.

Please post about it if you take the leap!

Tilda B. Hervé said...

i'm fascinated by them too.... i think it's ok to buy them, but i would only buy domestic animals.