Hi all, I do not know much about taxidermy but I hope this is the correct place to post (if not I can move/remove it)! I have searched google for a definitive answer but cannot find one so I hope that this will give me something more clear. I have a few questions which I've bolded so hopefully I will be able to get a more clear answer. *NOTE: this thread involves questions about the taxidermy of housepets so please be warned. I am currently researching an incident involving a woman owning domestic (like a housecat that you would buy at a pet store) cat skulls & furs, and also using domestic cats for taxidermy. I am seeking those who know the laws or are professionals in the area of taxidermy that can help me get some answers. I have seen laws on domestic fur trade & such, but my main question here is it even legal to own a domestic cat skin/hide or skull?? The woman says these are her own cats also if that makes any difference, and to my knowledge she has not been finding them as roadkills. She has been alleging that they died naturally & therefore she is taking their skins for taxidermy. The woman has also been seen skinning the animals to show them off (as in she has taken the fur off, and left the body of the animal without its skin, and the body of the animal is what she choses to show off not the fur). Is this legal??? And lastly the part I am most unsure of is the fact that the cats she is doing this to are kittens. Is it legal for this woman to taxidermy kittens? I have seen people preserve still born kittens in jars n such, but I have never heard of anyone having a dead kitten to taxidermy.