I felt a little sad …

I felt a little sad …

… when hubby and I visited this vast warehouse called Just Africa at Hartbeespoort Dam over the New Year’s weekend …

.. and saw all the animal skins made up as furniture items, rugs etc and then just the ‘simple’ skins lying on the floor for sale … mainly to tourists who visit our beautiful country. Apparently the Zebra skin is the favourite …

The skins were piled high in places …

… some with visible bullet holes .. as in this Springbok skin (those small dotted dents)


Now .. this made me even sadder … the taxidermist area … 🙁


(I’m not sure why there are two bears there … we do not have bears in this part of the world! )


… the leopard brought tears to my eyes …


Then we went onto a huge African art, curio and artefacts warehouse …

… with stalls overflowing with goods …

… including colourful beadwork …


… ostrich eggs …

… and interesting woodwork… loved these candle holders!!!

I know there has to be culling of over-populated animals but seeing all those skins, stuffed animals and heads saddened me

8 Replies to “I felt a little sad …”

  1. I also feel sad seeing this on your blog…what a waste of beautiful animals all for the holiday trade for overseas visitors.My uncle hunts and has all this on one of his rooms, as a child I always felt so scared of the heads of buck and other animals on the walls, didnt feel natural..

  2. I would much rather take a walk through the African craft section than the stuffed animal part as well. I have never even gone on a hunting trip. Its just not for me.

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