According to a news story, “A Texas museum bought and killed two mules for the sole purpose of stuffing them for an exhibit, provoking the ire of animal rights activists.”
The museum “plans to construct a display for the McCormick reaper….” To make the exhibit authentic, the board decided to purchase two mules who were killed and stuffed. When asked about purchasing fiberglass replicas, the museum spokesperson responded, “A fiberglass replica just doesn’t convey the same message.” Maybe not, but the message the museum conveys is that the life of two mules isn’t important and that is not a message with which we can easily live.
Take Action: Write a polite note to the museum’s board president expressing your concern that they value “authenticity” over life and urge them to never kill an animal for entertainment and display purposes.
Don Taylor, President
American Museum of Agriculture
Tele. No.: 806-744-3786