Folks sending raw capes and skins through ANY TYPE of shipping service, to be fleshed, turned, and salted, should really let their customers know their practices! I just don't get it? If you put a sign up in your Taxidermy shop stating, " It is our practice to send the skin for your mount VIA UPS, or Fed X, to be fleshed etc at another location. You must sign a waiver stating we are not responsible if your skin gets lost in transit, and may arrive ROTTEN" I wonder if Joe customer would sign this, knowing its "risky practice" at best, and that his Taxidermist just don't feel like spending the 45 min or so to do it their self ? I have seen WHOLE DEER HEADS, and multiple bears with the head left in, arrive at the flesher/Tanner ! WHOLE FOX, Whole coyotes, etc, etc. Are you kidding me ? I am seriously wondering if there are some of the younger Taxidermist's out there, THAT DONT EVEN KNOW HOW TO FLESH AND TURN A CAPE!? That's crazy! Hey, I can see dropping off fleshing and tanning work. Heck, I have see guys drive hundreds of miles, JUST TO DO THE RIGHT THING, and drop off the skins themselves , RATHER THAN TRUST A POSTAL/SHIPPING COMPANY! Heck, more power to you! Get mad at me if you want. It is my opinion, that if you ship RAW SKINS through the mail, you are in the wrong profession, and, " you just don't get it! " It is unethical to risk the destruction of a skin THAT DOESNT BELONG TO YOU! P.S. This opinion isn't going to hurt anyone's fleshing business one little bit! The folks that box up RAW skins and ship them states away, are not going to suddenly have "a change of heart" just because of one persons opinion on Taxinet. Don't even go there! P.S. Again! If the cape gets ruined during shipment , does the Taxidermist pick up the replacement cost, or do they just tell their customer it slipped, and charge their customer for the replacement !??