A good friend of mine that is a full time taxidermist called & told me that he sent over 30 skin to the tannery to be tanned & after they were finished they were sent back to him on UPS.
Well a couple days ago he was informed that THAT truck carrying his skins Crashed & caught fire DESTROYING his customer skins !!!
Over 20 bears, a couple of Sheep lifesize skins & several Misc capes, all gone.
Then he was told that because the load was NOT Insured as Perishable with a Huge Value , he would only receive his Payment for the shipping & $ 100. back.
Now he has to Explain Why his customers will never get their animals back & he is Hiring a Lawyer because he is going to get sued by a few of them !!!
I Am SOOOOO Glad that My Customer Skins do not get sent out to tanneries. We have our own at Both of my studios.
Along with tanneries sending the wrong skins back now the trucking companies are screwing us too.
This guy has had his own taxidermy studio for as long as I have & Now he is talking about Folding up shop & working for someone else.
That's why he called Me.