Taxidermy is a way of preserving animal remains, most often used to create hunting trophies after a proud kill. When working with taxidermy, it is important to be good at what you are doing otherwise it can lead to some odd looking creations, especially in the eyes. Taxidermy is good to keep preserves of animals that used to be alive. Preserving animals as taxidermy creations means a lot to some people who wish to keep a memory to a special kill.
There are also many instances of using taxidermy to keep the remains of a pet in the house as a reminder of the love and bond between a pet and an animal. Sometimes people consider taxidermy to be creepy or weird because most people consider death as something that should be pushed back or forgotten or placed in the back of the mind because of the fear of the unknown, but taxidermy can serve with things such as pets, not humans because that would be a lot more unsettling even though it has been done before, as a reminder of love and of the animal when they were alive. For some, keeping an animal's body as a taxidermy creation means something special and wonderful that people would like to keep and remember.
There are instances of taxidermy where the animal is molded and kept for scientific purposes. Taxidermy can be used to create models that are more realistic than a fake creation out of materials such as fake fur, plastic, and other such things. This can help science students and young children help learn about different types of animals and their builds. This taxidermy is especially good for dangerous animals that people would not be able to see up close otherwise because it would create situations that are dangerous and harmful to the people who are trying to learn. In this way taxidermy can help people learn more about animals up close than things such as the zoo, textbooks, or even videos despite the high quality of film that is available in today’s market.
As well as a memory aide and a learning experiment, taxidermy is sometimes considered a high class decoration for people who enjoy having such things around their homes. This was more often seen in older times with very rich people, people who enjoy living in excess, and sometimes this can all be seen as taking dominion over animals and proving some kind of superiority over the natural realm.
Taxidermy is important to a lot of people for a lot of different reasons. Taxidermy is seen by some as gross or disgusting, and taxidermy can also be seen as something wonderful by others. Taxidermy can be good for learning and taxidermy can be good for many other things as well that we do not have time to get into today. Taxidermy serves many purposes for many different people and it is for these reasons that it has become an important part of not only our culture, but also of many other cultures and ethnic groups