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'Dead animal art' stuffs taxidermy into work that actually sells
The Star
In a loft in a disused school in The Hague, Dutch artist Noortje Zijlstra takes a frozen crow carcass from a refrigerator and cuts it open, pursuing her latest "dead animal art" project. Wearing surgical gloves, Zijlstra gingerly cuts into the dead bird's breastbone before going on to remove most of its insides. Zijlstra, 28, is part of a new group of young Dutch artists gaining international recognition in the art world by using taxidermy as their creative medium.
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Armoured rhinos, kangaroos, fake dragons and knitted taxidermy in Grant Museum's Art of Unknown Animals
Culture24
German artist Albrecht Dürer's famous woodcut of an armored rhino, depicting a mighty specimen dispatched by an Indian sultan to the King of Portugal in 1515, has another elusive element to its tale of cross-culturalism and natural wonder 500 years ago.
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Thunder Bay woman carving out a name for herself in taxidermy
CBC News
What started as a hobby for Jamie Black is now a full-time business. The Thunder Bay, Ontario woman opened her taxidermy service after she was laid off from her job in mining. Working in a traditionally male-dominated profession wasn't always easy especially when she didn't have a portfolio of her work to show prospective clients. "Just being a female in the industry has been difficult," Black said.
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What exactly is trophy hunting?
By John McAdams
Trophy hunting is a misunderstood topic these days, even among hunters. The many misconceptions and myths that surround trophy hunting have helped turn it into a controversial subject. Some of these misconceptions are probably the result of anti-hunters deliberately looking to misconstrue the true benefits of trophy hunting and use it to divide the hunting community in general. However, some of the misconceptions about trophy hunting are undoubtedly the result of people being misinformed and ignorant of its benefits.
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Ever wanted to watch a taxidermy version of 'The X Factor'?
Irish Examiner
A new musical, described as "Pet Rescue meets X Factor," sees animals put on a show to get the attention of humans. These attention-grabbing animals are in fact real — although very much dead.
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