Some taxidermists work exclusively with unhunted animals, which usually means killing on the road. Some only work with natural history museums, educational institutions, and organizations such as The Audubon Society. If you want to practice taxidermy, you will need a permit from your state. Using a hunting rifle is the most effective way to kill an animal for taxidermy use.
A much easier way to collect a taxidermy sample is to simply buy what is needed. However, buying a specimen costs money, and since many taxidermists are also hunters, it's a good idea to follow some tips when hunting for the specific purposes of taxidermy. However, taxidermy in the modern world is very different. Although trophy taxidermy still exists, most taxidermists work with animals that have not been euthanized solely for the purpose of taxidermy.
In the broadest sense, taxidermy falls under the umbrella of leather. Taxidermy is the art of preserving, filling and assembling animal skins for study or display. Preparing the animal is an elaborate art, requiring great skill, to make animals appear alive. People who practice this skill are called taxidermists.
Ethics change over time, I would certainly agree with that, but back when most wild animal dioramas were created, zoos housed lions in 15 x 20 foot cement floor cages. However, if you don't take your taxidermist properly and quickly, bacteria could attack your skin hair or coat. At this time, ask for information on proper leather preparation and care in the field to avoid ruining your precious trophy even before it reaches the taxidermist's shop. Taxidermy allows people to get up close and personal with animals that they would otherwise never see in their lives outside of a photograph or video.
Most declining wildlife is where poachers or illegal trade deal with animals wanted for “medicinal uses” in the Far East: rhinoceros horn, exotic turtles and similar items. Take care of the animal immediately after the slaughter and, once you have it in sight, it will allow you to share the memory of your hunt for decades. If you are not yet familiar with taxidermy, in a nutshell, it is the art of preparing and preserving an animal's body by assembling or filling it for the purpose of studying or exhibiting it. Museums or other educational facilities should not skimp on the choice of taxidermists, especially when there are so many out there who are qualified to make a good mount or other display and many who dream of having their mount in a museum one day.
In addition, most animals are not killed for the purpose of display, but for meat, experience, hunting, and many other reasons. Within a few weeks of that work, I took them out of the exhibition and switched to photography and works of art to show examples of animals. Riding an animal you've harvested is more than just an investment, it's a trophy and a reminder of an exciting and rewarding day in the woods. Unless you plan to freeze your animal, you should never place the skin or any other part of it in a plastic bag.
I have also seen taxidermy frames that exhibited unusual and rare coloration, such as leucist or albino animals, and I have more information about these interesting and unique traits and how they can become, genetically speaking.