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UKTaxidermy

This group is dedicated to the art of taxidermy and its laws and information in the UK and Europe, any one who shares an interest in this art can joi. Even if they're not from the UK/Europe everyone is welcome, in fact it's encouraged!

:star: UK & European Taxidermy Forum! uktaxidermy.proboards.com/inde… :star:

-----------------GROUP RULES-------------------

1) Please submit into the right catagories. Any items submitted into the wrong catagory will be rejected. If you are unsure about the item do not hesitate to contact us! :)

2) Due to the laws in Europe, under no circumstances will we accept Dog/Cat pelts. Do not attempt to submit these into the group as they will automatically be rejected. Presistant attempts to submit them WILL result in the user being banned from the group!

3) Please do not harass other members of the group. Harassment will result in a temporary ban.

4) Do not be afraid to ask the mods/founder questions regarding Taxidermy, or where to find supplies - We will be more than happy to help!

5) Do not use the group as a personal dump for content that does not directly concern Taxidermy, example, we don't care if you want to rant about PETA - Use your journals for that, not the groups blog.

6) Due to the rise in submissions lately, we're now only allowing 2 submissions into the group a week. Sorry for any inconvience this may cause!

---------------------Taxidermy Laws---------------------

Ban on Cat/Dog Fur Trade - wspa.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wspa…

Badgers and the Law - www.wcbg.org.uk/pdf/Badgers%20…

Countries from which furs and fur products can be imported legally - Make sure if you're importing CITES TAGGED SPECIES, the sender must attach an accurately filled in Customs
Declaration CN22 or CN23 which should be on the parcel if coming from outside the EU
www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/…

Birds and the Law - www.police999.com/index.php?op…

IUCN Red List - www.iucnredlist.org/

CITES - www.cites.org/index.php

-----------------Taxidermy Supplies Links-------------------

JHT on eBay - stores.ebay.co.uk/jhttaxidermy…

Eyeconic - eyeconicstore.com/index.html - (your order has to be over 10 euro or else they will not ship it!)

Germany Taxidermy Supplies - 62.75.219.46/shop-Timmermann.h…  (You can change the language to English on the ride side of the site)

Frozen Specimens - www.frozendirect.com/shop/home…

K-Tan kit (Hair-off) - www.bushwear.co.uk/search.php?…

Glass Eyes - www.glasseyes.com/index.html

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Dear All.

For a long time now, I have been observing how difficult it can be to get hold of fur in the UK, and in Europe, that is from outside the EU and that is taxidermy quality. Animals such as foxes and coyotes, which are not restricted, are amazingly difficult to obtain complete and mountable from places such as America. Beautiful garment quality furs are available, but there is a lack of fur traders in the UK, and to a lesser extent Europe, who deal with taxidermy quality pelts.

Because of this, I have been thinking about setting up a fur trading business whose main aim is import taxidermy quality pelts from the US and outside the EU, and then sell them on in the UK and EU. This would all be done legally, so the cost may be slightly higher, but there would be no risk of losing pelts, as all of the paperwork would be in place.

If I am successful the following is a list of species that I would like to regularly import and sell:

Wolf           Canis Lupus (with CITIES)
Coyote           Canis latrans
Beaver           Castor canadensis
Bobcat           Felis rufus (also called Lynx rufus) (with CITIES)
Otter              Lutra canadensis (also called Lontra canadensis) (with CITIES)
Lynx              Lynx canadensis
Marten           Martes americana
Fisher            Martes pennanti
Ermine          Mustela erminea
Musk rat       Ondatra zibethicus
Raccoon       Procyon lotor
Badger         Taxidea taxus

Ranched and Wild red and arctic foxes, in as many colours as I can obtain.


As of this time, I am not aware of what regulations bear pelts are under, however if I can, I would like to add bear to the list.
I would also include domestic animals such as goats, lambs, horses, cows etc and also animals such as elk, moose, bison, nutria etc.

Right now, I am at the research stage of setting up the business, and therefore I am looking for some feedback. If you could take the time to answer the following questions, that would be great.

1. If there was a company like the one I am describing, would you purchase from it?
2. Is the range of animals described, the range of animals you would expect? Are there others you would like to be able to purchase?
3. Would you be willing to pay the slightly higher costs for a legally imported fur, than risk it being destroyed and a fine for illegal importation, or would you still take the risk?
4. Would you only want taxidermy quality pelts available, or would you like to be able to purchase non mountable pelts too?

I am in the process of contacting DEFRA and the British Fur Trading Association but if you have any information for me, or another place for me to research, please let me know.

Thanks for reading

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frigg66183 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
I have some old leopard and cheetah pelts that I brought to the US from UK when I came in 1986 that have been in my family for at least 70 years. I am returning to the UK and there seems to be a huge production to get certificates. The were originally put together taxidermists in Piccadilly, London and that company is of course no longer there! They have been rolled up for the last 30 years and I have just had them restored by some folk down in Texas. I will have to remove them from the shipment of my household goods because of I didn't realise I had to have export/import documentation. Does anyone know how to deal with this or who I should talk. Any imput would be really helpful
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TheSilverCaribou Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
USA hobby taxidermist here. Do any of you lovely people know if I can legally ship a golden pheasant skull and feather into the UK? It's a domestic species raised as ornamental birds. I can't seem to find a solid yes or no anywhere! Any help is appreciated. :) The skull and feather in question is on a necklace, btw.
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TheSketchhog Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I dunno if this is gonna be a long shot, but would anybody here be willing to trade skulls or fox tails for art? o:
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WhiteOkami Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There appears to be a snow leopard(correct me if I'm wrong) skin on Ebay, thought you guys might be interested.
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Leopard-Ski…
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Nutbuckets Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is someone working on a glacier wear order, when is it and how does it work?
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Nutbuckets Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a facebook group for this group? 

I'm desperately looking for skunk and raccoon pelts but can never find any....
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FoxxyTheAnarchist Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Vulture Culture UK?
I'll give you my facebook in notes and I can invite you to it? :) x
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Nutbuckets Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fab! I've just spotted it and sent a request to join :)
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FoxxyTheAnarchist Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, could you note me your name so i can garuntee you get accepted? :)x
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Rain27 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
I am in the USA and can't seem to find a clear answer on whether or not i can legally ship tanned fox tails with pheasant and domestic turkey feathers to the UK. Or, if I can, if they'll require paperwork. Can anyone here answer that for me? The fox tails are red, cross and silver. 
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