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Brooklyn Anthropomorphic Taxidermy class sold out

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Taxidermy Class

A class on Anthropomorphic Taxidermy was held last Sunday in Brooklyn, New York, suggesting that the hobby is far from a historical pursuit.

Run by taxidermist and tattoo artist Susan Jeiven, the $45 class assumed no prior experience, and supplied each student with a deceased mouse obtained from a snake-feed store. The 15 places quickly sold out.

Over three hours of class time, attendees learnt to remove the innards of the mice and chemically preserve their skins, which were then stitched and posed on molds of clay and wire.

To anthropomorphise their mice, the students posed them in miniature clothing and other props, and were encouraged to bring any miniature items of their own with which to "dress or decorate their new friend". Bringing their own dead animals was strongly discouraged.


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One could say the class got... stuffed....


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Nono.. you forgot a step...

*puts on sunglasses*


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Third, I expected my fellow furries to have a little more respect for animals...

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...but they're dead, and they weren't even killed for the purpose of this class.

Dead stuff is just meat =/

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Tasty meat! :-D

I can't really respect dumb animals who let themselves get eaten. If they were smart they would've figured out a way to escape, like the Rats of NIMH.

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dude, just like the guy from Dinner for Shmucks!!!

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I have as much respect for animals as I do for humans, I think I'd be fine with a culture that allowed human taxidermy, as long as the dead person gave them permission.

In fact, isn't that what the Egyptians did?

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We actually do have human taxidermy exhibitions.

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Besides what others have said, people (furries included) can have wildly different opinions and ideas for what it means to be respectful to an animal.

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True. I think we should be more concerned about those who have no respect for them at all:

'Animals don't behave like men,' he said. 'If they have to fight, they fight; and if they have to kill they kill. But they don't sit down and set their wits to work to devise ways of spoiling other creatures' lives and hurting them. They have dignity and animality. — Richard Adams (Watership Down)

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I think thats pretty cool!
I though taxidermy itsself was pretty awesome, but making them anthro is just funny! I would so do that

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I think I'd take it, actually.

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