/an/, what do you think about taxidermy? Should be allowed, for example, in museums (like pic related), or should it be banned, for public and private spaces?
Allowed for public and private... It's a decent hobby.
I have a fox skull at home from a taxidermist years ago and I still refer to it when i'm drawing foxes.
Bad taxidermy should be banned. For science.
I loved visiting the local natural museum as a kid, it was great being able to look at all these animals from so many angles.
I don't remember if they said anything about how those animals ended up there, but I guess many of them were literally from a different age (before 60s or so, before the animal rights movement became a thing). Ethical taxidermy is a weird discussion, but perhaps it is better to take your kids to a natural museum (dead animals) rather than a zoo (live captive animals).
I've learned so much anatomy from taxidermy specimens. Access to the specimen labs back in school helped me ace all my biology classes, and amped up my art. Taxidermy of legal species is legit.