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08-20-2001, 09:48 AM
Some States now require it, but do you think all States should require Certification to practice commercial (for money) Taxidermy?
08-20-2001, 08:17 PM
I feel that the state has no right to regulate taxidermy for money. they do not regulate dry wall hangers and finishers, and some do a very good job and some are beyond poor! the same can be said for taxidermy. But that is no reason to get the state involved. In taxidermy the client has a choice! he can go to 100 different taxidermists and see there work and then chose the one they like the best! But you and I know that is not how taxidermy works, as a matter of fact it is quite the oppsite. The client will call 100 different taxidermist and find out who is the cheapist, not who's the best, and use them. The question is who at fault for poor quality? The client for supporting poor quality at a cheap price? If the client chose good quality at a good price, then the poor quality would weed its self out! and the number of complaints would go way down. If you pay a very cheap price for your mount and it comes back and looks poor, the only one to blame is yourself! Do your home work before you choose a taxidermist you will be glad you did!
This is just my 2 cents on the subject, and remember that we all are not perfect, not even close! but we can work every day to become the best we can be at our art!
08-23-2001, 06:12 PM
I agree completely Kirk. Anyone having a mount done should look before they decide. Good workmanship, quality and artistic ability should be taken into account far ahead of cheap prices.
08-26-2001, 09:55 PM
Most good Taxidermists don't feel threttened by licensing. However I don't feel a state has any right to require licences for an industry unless the industry deals with issues that may pose a risk to life or limb. quality is a relitive thing. in most cases it is relitive to the price you pay as Kirk said. My son trains horses, their are more bad horse trainers out there than good ones. no one wants to regulate them. as the saying goes, let the buyer be where. especially when you shope price.
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