Yuka Yoneda

Freakish Taxidermy Accessories Much Less Disgusting Than Fur Coats

by , 11/01/09

RP/Encore taxidermy accessories, eco-fashion, green fashion, upcycled accessories, upcycled jewelry, Reid Peppard

Is that the vampire dude from Twilight?

Eeeeek! These taxidermied toppers and pigeon-wing pendants may get your gag reflex going, but they’re actually much more humane than the horrible and cruel mink coats and furs that we’ve been brainwashed to think of as “luxurious.” RP/Encore, with the taxidermy expertise of Reid Peppard, who happens to be vegetarian, makes their skin-crawling collection of jewelry and accessories out of rat bodies, guinea pig feet, and preserved pigeon feathers. The cool part? The “materials” that make these pieces extra “unique” all come from animals who have gone to that big vermin graveyard in the sky as a result of natural death, pest control or car accidents. If you ask us, that makes these artfully preserved necklaces, hairpieces and coin purses WAY less disgusting than animals carcasses that have been slaughtered just to sew them into fur coat.

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  1. bone_painter March 18, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I am a taxidermist… and I would say that this is much more disturbing than fur coats. Yes, lets all wear bits of roadkill, disease carrying vermin that have been sprayed with poison, or that suffered a slow natural death of illness. Sounds more appealing to my fasion sence than a fur coat- NOT.
    While I do prefer using wild fur, fur farming is no worse in my book that ag farming for food. In fact there may even be better care quality in fur farming.
    I am a strong supporter of conservation AND a supporter of trapping, hunting, fishing, and fur use. I do think all animal industries should be held accountable for maintaining quality care for their food-fur-companion animals.
    Wearing taxidermy is no more humane than wearing a mink coat. Animals died, bottom line. I find it disturbing, but I do applaud the artists for finding a use for the animals rather than throwing them away.

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