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NOTES ON SKULL COLLECTING
Although Vanessa's work focusses heavily on the cycle of life, death and rebirth, being a lifelong wildlife advocate, no living creatures have ever been harmed for the sake of her art. All skulls, feathers, taxidermy, and other specimens used in her work are non-CITES, non-SARA and non-MBCA species, and were ethically and sustainably obtained through reputable, cruelty-free, and trusted sources. Any songbirds featured in her work are cardboard printouts.
Conservation and awareness are crucial to preserving wildlife and wild places; therefore, if Vanessa's work has inspired you to begin your own collection, it is your duty as a responsible collector to educate yourself on the legal requirements applicable to your country or location of residence. (For example, in North America, it is illegal for the general public to possess live native songbirds, corvids or raptors, or their remains, including taxidermy, bones, skulls or feathers.)