This is a great museum if you are a hunter or just generally like taxidermy. It's kind of overwhelming, really. The reason I give this three stars is because it's unique and the displays are well done. The reason I don't give it five stars is it sends a disturbing message. The place has a castle exterior; the interior consists of huge rooms with high ceilings that are filled with various types of whole animals and animal heads/necks that are mounted on the walls. It's an extraordinary display of taxidermy. If you can get past the fact that these animals are hunted for sport and that one guy shot many of them (there is room full of sheep/goats that the founder took down), it's a great place. But for a lot of kids who haven't figured out that it's socially acceptable to hunt for sport and trophy, it might be a little disturbing. As a carnivore, I fully support hunting for food. Unfortunately, none of these animals was hunted for food & this museum is supported by a network of sport hunters, many of whom are quite wealthy and travel the globe (hence the term "international") looking for a new, exotic species to hunt, kill and mount. I will admit, I find it a bit random how some beautiful animals are routinely hunted (elephants) while others (giraffes) are not. I've never quite been able to reconcile how places like this seem to glorify animals, containing beautiful statues showing their majesty and grace and wildness (like the lion pictured here)...while at the same time supporting the dubious practice of trophy hunting.
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