The idea behind taxidermy is a fairly noble one.
When we spend a large part of our lives with an animal companion, it can feel devastating when nature makes the difference between their lifespans and ours abundantly and cruelly clear.
So, it's not difficult to understand why the art of taxidermy would end up developing. When it's done well, an animal can become its own memorial to honor the life it shared with its owner.
Done wrong, however, it can end up looking either nightmarish, derpy, or a bizarre combination of both. And we're about to see just go wrong taxidermy can go.