Tigger_the_Wing wrote:TwistedSister wrote:Tigger_the_Wing wrote:..seeing Santa turn up like that with his reindeer having been killed, beheaded and turned into trophies.
Those are whitetailed deer not Reindeer.
The one closest to "Santa" looks just like one we have on our wall.
I have always wondered, not being that way inclined myself, what some people find so attractive in (whole or partial) animal corpses that they would want to hang them on their walls/spread them on the floor/keep them in cases.
No insult intended, just genuine interest. Do you think that it is a cultural thing? That local children do not mind mutilated animal corpses and would find that contraption attractive?
Well, first of all, they aren't corpses. It's only the hide and antlers that are from the actual animal. The hide is fitted over a deer shaped polyurethane form and the antlers are attached.
It may seem odd to some people, but in a way it's paying tribute to the animal. Sure beats looking at a photo of the actual animal after the hunt. NOTE: I do not condone shooting any animal JUST to make a rug out of it, or to have it stuffed.
As far as what children think, well, if they are raised in a family that hunts, I don't think they give it a second thought.