Why Don’t We Taxidermy Humans?

Posted on 2012/12/29

Taxidermy (from the Greek for arrangement of skin) is the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals (especially vertebrates) for display (e.g. as hunting trophies) or for other sources of study. Taxidermy can be done on all vertebrate species of animals, including mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. A person who practices taxidermy is called a taxidermist.
Taxidermists may practise professionally, for museums or as businesses catering to hunters and fishermen, or as amateurs, such as hobbyists, hunters, and fishermen. To practice taxidermy, one must be very familiar with anatomy, sculpture, and painting, as well as tanning. [wikipedia]

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Big thanks to my friend at Order Of The Good Death for info:http://www.youtube.com/user/OrderoftheGoodDeath

Music by: http://www.youtube.com/jakechudnow

Song at end of video [direct link]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q_47b507vg

Taxidermied animal from “Unnecessary Otter”:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiJZ47G78XQ

Space Burial: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_burial

Get yourself space-buried: http://www.celestis.com/services.asp

Cat body turned into diamonds:http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324020804578149662961901842.htm…

CHUCK TESTA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJP1DphOWPs

Taxidermy cat quadcopter:http://www.geekologie.com/2012/06/weirdo-turns-his-taxidermied-cat-into-a.php

Creative taxidermy:

http://www.incrediblethings.com/lists/taxidermy-gone-wild/

http://morbidanatomy.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/obsessed-taxidermy-rachel-poliqui…

http://www.geekologie.com/2011/12/man-arrested-for-taxidermy-ing-together.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Potter

Interesting article on displaying human bodies:http://www.livescience.com/12994-body-worlds-human-taxidermy.html

Jeremy Bentham “mummy”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_bentham

3D Jeremy Bentham: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Bentham-Project/who/autoicon/Virtual_Auto_Icon

Get mummified:http://www.summum.org/mummification/enshrinement.shtml

Galileo’s Middle Finger:http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/galileos-middle-finger

Taxidermy on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxidermy

Skin facts [PDF]:http://www.particlesciences.com/docs/technical_briefs/TB_3.pdf

Freeze-drying your pets:

http://wefeelthepainforanimals.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/i-dont-know-what-to-say…

http://www.perpetualpet.net/price/

Abraham Lincoln’s moving body:

http://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln13.html

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=n0EEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA87&redir_esc=y#v…

Embalmbed guy on motorcycle:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1269846/The-quick-dead-Embalmed-biker…

Lenin video [gross]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMDwXnAWja0

After We Die [BOOK]: http://bit.ly/SRlX0h

How plastination works: http://isp.plastination.org/silicone.html

How to be plastinated [PDF]:http://www.bodyworlds.com/Downloads/Temp/Amsterdam12/BoDo/KSP_Broschuere_EN_E…

Ways of preserving your body compared:http://www.transtopia.net/plastination.html

What parts of your body do you own?http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/rethinking-healthcare/which-body-parts-should…

Who owns a dead body?http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2002/03/habeas_…

Who owns a dead body and Anthony-Noel Kelly:http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2001/jan/30/1

Pet taxidermy video [kind of gross]:http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=-2UvYTXiaxw

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