21 Sep '12, 1pm

Museum Kills Two Mules For ‘Realistic’ Display

Museum Kills Two Mules For ‘Realistic’ Display

The American Museum of Agriculture in Lubbock, TX prides itself in creating authentic exhibits that explain the “development of agriculture in the Southern High Plains region of the United States.” Their latest exhibit pushed this goal into the macabre when the museum bought two old mules for the purpose of having them euthanized and preserved by taxidermy so their bodies could be used in an educational display. According to a news release from the museum, the mules were purchased for an exhibit showing a McCormick reaper, the earliest piece of mechanical farm equipment. The release said , “With the assistance of Museum Arts, we have installed a very realistic exhibit showing the reaper and its operation. To complete this exhibit, Museum Arts strongly recommended that we obtain professionally preserved mules in full harness to allow our visitors to understand how essential...

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