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Creepy, Not Cheeky

Written by PETA | August 4, 2010

Q. You have an extra $4,000 in your pocket. Do you:online surveys

 

OK, maybe that’s a trick question. Who in the world would spend one plugged nickel on this gruesome “novelty”?

We realize that giving attention to things like these “piggy banks”—or those strange dead squirrel beer cozies—is like engaging with a radio shock jock, but these promotions are a bit more than we can overlook.

Doesn’t it seem to you that it’s long past time for taxidermy novelty items to go the way of the Jackalope? We have sent a letter to the folks at TheCheeky.com with some suggestions. If they are striving for “different,” they should consider something like bras made from lettuce or in the shape of cow udders instead of products made from the bodies of dead, embalmed animals.

Written by Jennifer O’Connor

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  • Lupen says:

    I’m a taxidermist and proud of it. It’s an art form that requires patience, skill and lots of practice. You need to know sculpting, painting, anatomy, and much more. I have much respect for the animals I mount, and some are roadkill. One was even put to sleep due to a foot disease, and after being put to sleep it was turned into something beautiful. Making squirrels play golf, or making a pig into a piggy bank however, is NOT taxidermy and is NOT art. It is disrespectful, cheesy and just plain wrong.

  • www.peta.org says:

    Creepy not cheeky.. Super :)

  • activist says:

    you go Rev!

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    Troller if you are a hunter stop posting on this blog. Try Field and Stream instead.

  • troller says:

    Rev. you disappoint me. Stop intruding on the lives of others. We don’t need your approval or the approval of those who follow believe in your ideas it pretty darn small to begin with to live our lives without regret. There is no right or wrong there is only what we believe is right those who disagree are wrong.

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    I come from a family where some of the men were hunters. I grew accustomed to seeing animal heads protruding from walls. I didn’t like it so I used every opportunity to add my personal touch to them such as hanging signs around their necks saying “Next Time Just Try Camping” “The Top Of The Gun Case Needs Dusting” or my favorite “Out Of All Of The Deer In That Forest Last Fall Why Me????” My intention was not to be funny it was to get my uncles to get tired of taking the signs down and remove the heads.

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