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The Dead Animal Room

Discussion in 'Zoo Trips (Man Made Habitats)' started by Texas Blonde, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. syndicate

    syndicate Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    i hear ya man
  2. Hedorah99

    Hedorah99 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Whether it happened in the past or not, it represents a wild disabandon of respect for nature. Tigers, almost extinct in the wild. Black Rhino's, almost extinct in the wild except for Western Black Rhinos, they're gone completely. Asiatic and African Leopards, both threatened in the wild. The majority of the African Hoofed stock, threatened in the wild. It may have happened years ago but the heads on the wall are part of their downfall. Don't get me wrong. Hunters are actually one of the better sources of conservationism in America. Ducks Unlimted has saved and restored more wetlands than the private sector and the government combined. Deer hunters has actually set back the balance lost by the extinction of mega predators in North American forests. But hunting for the sake of blowing some animals brains out and putting its hide on a wall is disgusting no matter how you attempt to rationalize it to me.
  3. Drachenjager

    Drachenjager Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    Trophy hunters do not hunt to "blow some animals brains out" as that would ruin the mount. But i have no use for hunting JUST to have a trophy. If i happen to kill one that is impressive for food, and can afford the taxidermist fees then i may have one mounted. But i tend to shoot the culls, the animals wiht apparantly weaker genes. They tend to taste as good and keeps the better breeding stock in the wild to reproduce.
  4. Hedorah99

    Hedorah99 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Yea, its a figure of speech. :D
  5. Sheri

    Sheri Arachnoking


    Beating your wife was allowed at one time, as was keeping slaves.

    Yet, seeing the pictures of it from a time it was legal would still horrify me.

    However, life is life and though we cannot change the past, we can carve a new future. Well, there's optimism. Genuine but likely misguided. *sigh*

    Anyway, I have had to edit this thread due to a personal attack...

    I really, really hate seeing these pictures, so please... keep me out of this thread by keeping it civil.

    Oh, and don't forget the report-a-post function.

    Not only does it work... but hey, it's fun too.
    (and nothing dies when you pull the trigger.) ;)
  6. Ewok

    Ewok Arachnoangel

    Whats that tiny animal in front of the black rhino picture?

    Wow thats sad about the black rhino being extinct in the wild! Are there only two types of rhino in africa? I hope I can get to Africa soon before everything is dead lol
  7. Varden

    Varden Arachnodemon Old Timer

    While I don't believe in hunting animals for trophies (it's okay if you eat the meat, too), that is still by far the coolest room I have yet seen! My husband even came in to look at the pictures--which is miraculous in and of itself!

    Very nice!
  8. Weak-eyed, hard of hearing, bow-legged shaved chimp + oposing thumbs and large brain = ultimate predator. It's a fact of life.
  9. Mr_Baker4420

    Mr_Baker4420 Arachnoknight

    i'm from louisiana. i don't like bush. i'm not a hick. oil doesn't turn me on. but meat tastes real good, and i love hunting. try to keep in mind the fact that they weren't hunting endangered animals. it was a long time ago when these animals were taken. anyway, it's a really awesome trophy room. i have some animals mounted on my wall, but they were all turned into sausage and steak before that. also, it would have been way more awesome if they had mounted the entirety of the big cats instead of just half of the body. thanks for posting the pictures.
  10. lucanidae

    lucanidae Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Maybe not, but hunting is what ended up making them endagered. And in the end, it was poachers that destroyed the black rhino.
  11. MRL

    MRL Arachnolord Old Timer

    That's pretty awesome, thanks for sharing Sky! Must be cool having sort of an exhibit like what you see at any museum (reminds me of natural history in NY and Chicago) in your grandfather's house!
  12. Mr_Baker4420

    Mr_Baker4420 Arachnoknight

    yes poaching is bad! very bad! but regulated hunting can actually be good for some animals. trophy hunts are quite pricey, and the profits can be used for breeding programs as well as purchasing land for reserves. also, try to keep in mind mass urbanization kills more animals than hunting.
  13. Crotalus

    Crotalus Arachnoking Old Timer

    So when are you gonna strip the skin off them and get some skulls? :D
  14. Thoth

    Thoth Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Where's the fun in that...:mad:

    Though that is a very cool room (reminds me of the "trophy room" in the Boston Museum of Science) and could potentially be used as a great teaching tool.
  15. Socrates

    Socrates Arachnoprince Old Timer

    {D ROFLMAO {D Good one, Lelle. REAL good! HaHaHAAA. {D

    Sky, is the fur of a Polar Bear soft? And is it true that their skin is black?

    How soft is the tiger?

    Did you pet all of them?

    :8o Sorry about all them questions...I'm just curious.

  16. drapion

    drapion Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Sky, Thank you for sharing those pics with us!!!!They are truely some great impressive animals and I thank you that I got to see them..I don't think I have ever saw anything of the sort before but I am glad I got to...Thanks!!!
  17. arachnocat

    arachnocat Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Hehe. If I was in that room I would definitely pet everything. How often do you get to pet a polar bear or a rhino? :)

    Someone mentioned a room full of monkey heads. Boy would that be creepy.:1: Monkeys kind of creep me out anyway, especially one eyed monkeys ;)
  18. brandi

    brandi Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Thank you for sharing these pics, what an amazing catalogue of natural history. Yes, the loss if life is sad, but I would like to add just two points.

    1) Poaching, particularly for useless Asian "folk" medicines, are what drove rhinos and tigers to the brink of extinction, not hunting.

    2) The game animals were very likely NOT wasted or just taken for trophy. Even into present days, the meat from the game animals is kept by the local guide. Often this is the only source of meat and income this family will have.
  19. james41777

    james41777 Arachnobaron

    wow those are like.. very perfectly preserved!!
    very nice and cool..thakns for sharing!
  20. dtknow

    dtknow Arachnoking Old Timer

    I'm thinking the intent of posting the photos is to show us some amazing animals that even in a rather pathetic state(ok, lets be honest) are still awe inspiring to look at. It should encourage us to do more to preserve the living animals that these mounts represent.

    Good points by Mr. Baker btw. If the wild stocks are worth something their is more of an incentive to preserve and protect them from poachers.
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