"I love being surround by nature and I love to watch animals...So in a way, I can understand why someone might want an animal in their home, but knowing that an endangered animal was killed ruins the beauty for me."
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) December 13, 2012
For the price of a used Ford F-150 ($5,000), anyone can kill a Giraffe. For $34K that new "elephant gun" can be put to the test and if that wasn't shocking enough, then for $50K dogs can be hired to chase a polar bear into exhaustion and, well…point made. The endangered species list states 2,754 animals on their way to extinction, many of these a direct result of trophy hunting. Lucky for Bambi, a small company of self-professed sticker freaks has decided to "take aim" at the epidemic by designing a more humane and affordable alternative: Adhesive Taxidermy wall decals.
Hunting is a basic survival necessity still honorably practiced by millions of people around the globe. But this isn't about survival hunting, it's about specifically targeting Trophy Hunting: the culture of killing purely for money, recreation, and according to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, Self-Actualization. So why is it that humans covet the last of what is beautiful and sacred in this world? Is it to fill a void in themselves? Is there an inner instinctual need to kill? How has hunting gone from an ancestral survival necessity to a world wide recreational sport? No matter the reasoning, it's a disenchanting and demoralizing situation.
"I love being surround by nature and I love to watch animals," says Ali Abrahimia founder of WallsNeedLove.com. "So in a way, I can understand why someone might want an animal in their home, but knowing that an endangered animal was killed ruins the beauty for me." That compassion is exactly what sparked Adhesive Taxidermy wall art.
Adhesive Taxidermy is a collection of full color, life size animal cutouts that stick or "mount" to any flat surface. Printed on Fab-Tac adhesive backed fabric, these decals stick smoothly, come off clean, and can be re-stuck time and time again. This makes it possible to peel an eco-friendly, life-saving Zebra from the east wall and stick it to the west wall without fearing for the wall paint. "Just remember to clean your wall before every stick," reminds Abrahimia.
Mount a 12 Point Buck, stick a gazing Zebra or slap up a rhino, the options are endless. And to celebrate the party animal in everyone, each design comes with its own unique set of accessories which Patrick Weber, the designer of the Adhesive Taxidermy collection, refers to as "swag." Each of the animal wall decals come with extra "swag" such as sunglasses, fanny packs, bow-ties, buttons, pearl necklaces and more that can be optionally added and removed! "An antelope skull may be a bit on the morbid side, so we just include a couple pink polka dot bows…who can argue with pink polka dots?" chuckles Weber.
The new collection launches December 14th 2012 exclusively on the daily design site, Fab.com. Adhesive Taxidermy may be a "long shot" but it’s a valiant effort to help save the animals. "If we can save just one animal then the entire effort has been a success," says Abrahimia with a smile. It's open season at Fab, Game On!