Well, can you blame them? Most of the people I know wouldn’t like it if you put a stuffed human in their house. I said as much, in a footnote I wrote back in the 1990s. Quote:
Unless you’re some kind of "vegetable rights" fanatic from California, you’re not likely to object if somebody puts dead flowers in a vase, or decorates a living room with a dead tree at Christmas time. However, some of us never get over a basic feeling of "wrongness" at the sight of a dead animal head mounted on a wall. And a few years ago I read about somebody encasing the mummified body of an American Indian in lucite so he could use it for a coffee table. If I did something like that you would not enjoy visits to my house; you might even call the local insane asylum!"