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Old 03-28-2012, 03:58 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Taxidermy in the worst form.
Joke comes to my mind: "How is a taxidermist like a necrophiliac? They both mount dead things."
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:00 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Taxidermy in the worst form.
Joke comes to my mind: "How is a taxidermist like a necrophiliac? They both mount dead things."
Haha gross.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:21 PM   #43 (permalink)
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We euthanize our own pets...
Is this strictly legal? Just curious. I guess I always thought there was a fine line between animal cruelty and humane euthanasia. If drowning an animal until it dies is cruelty, why is a bullet to the brain not cruelty? I'm not disagreeing with the right to end your pet's suffering yourself, just not sure where it falls on the spectrum of what is and what is not legal.

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My dad knows someone who donated his body to The Body Farm in Tennessee.
I would totally do that. But my husband would kill me. Again.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:36 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Absolutely not. Having your baby turned into a rug? I couldn't do that. I couldn't imagine stepping all over it or kicking the head....

I couldn't have anyone stuffed, either. Creepy, soulless eyes staring back at me would just be a reminder that it's not my baby anymore, just the remnants they left behind.
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That is honestly disturbing........ I am happy with a pawprint and a photo.
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Is this strictly legal? Just curious. I guess I always thought there was a fine line between animal cruelty and humane euthanasia. If drowning an animal until it dies is cruelty, why is a bullet to the brain not cruelty? I'm not disagreeing with the right to end your pet's suffering yourself, just not sure where it falls on the spectrum of what is and what is not legal.
In Texas it is legal to shoot a dog if its your own dog (or if you have the owners consent) on your own property. Its not cruelty because I am not using the dog for target practice or risking the health of anyone.

When animal control comes we tell them we put them down and they take the body. No problems at all.

I actually called a vet to find a way to put the dog down with meds and he said a bullet would be the most humane way to do it at home.

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Old 03-28-2012, 08:37 PM   #47 (permalink)
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That's horrible! It makes the dog look like a piece of roadkill!!!
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:20 PM   #48 (permalink)
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I don't bury animals unless I have to and I don't keep ashes. My belief is that once the life has gone, the body is just an empty shell. I've always had the vet handle it and I'm aware that dead pets go to the local rendering plant. The way I see it, it's just matter being recycled.
I totally feel the same way. I don't want anything but the photos of my babies when they were alive.

I didn't see the picture but I too think it is disturbing. I used to joke with Hubby about stuffing my Sikh. He was my precious cat for almost 19 years. He was my heart and Hubby new it (was a bit jealous of the cat too ). I used to say it just to mess with him because I knew he would believe me, knowing how much I loved Sikh.
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I think not... thats just weird... I love my girl but I would not want to remember her that way!
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When I was feeling like kidding around after Taz was gone 'which took quite a while' I made a funny to my family that I should of had him stuffed, because I had two other dogs moping around and always looking for him. But theres no way in the world that I would actually do that. It would be wrong in so many ways I would rather have his urn and pictures to remember him by, which is what I did.
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