Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Taxidermy services in Singapore.

Rarely available in Singapore. There is one. Demand is extremely low. It is hard for me to assess the quality of taxidermy since the demand is very low. A chihuahua was sent but the owner complained about not up to her expectations.

3 comments:

  1. Hi Dr Sing,

    I happened to see a website where certain animal vets recommended to their clients taxidermy services from a licensed taxidermist in Singapore. This is misleading. There isn't any requirements to license taxidermist in Singapore, although I wished the relevant authorities do that if only for the protection of the buyer. A licensed taxidermist in UK does not meant he/she can practice in Oz without an Oz licence for example.

    As an animal vet, I'm sure you know removed animal skins cannot preserved themselves naturally. Chemicals are used to do that. Some chemicals are carcinogenic, and I know some taxidermists here used it. It behooves upon the vets to ensure the taxidermied products recommended by them to the clients to be free from such harmful chemicals, particularly when children interact/touch these products. That is exactly why I advocate that the authorities license taxidermists.

    Carcinogens in taxidermied products can be tested for. I hope you'll be mindful of legal issues if taxidermied products recommended contained carcinogens and the consumers suffer from the result.

    Ken Mar

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  2. Errata of previous comment: Last paragraph's you'll should be they'll.

    Sorry for the mistype.

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  3. Errata of previous comment: Last paragraph's you'll should be they'll.

    Sorry for the mistype.

    Ken Mar

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