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Last updated on April 13, 2016
█▓▒░ ONLY ETHICALLY SOURCED ITEMS ░▒▓█
I'm a strong proponent of wildlife conservation. I participate in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation in my spare time and volunteer in the biology department at the Science Museum of Minnesota. No animals were killed for the purpose of creating the items I offer. The animal materials I use would have been discarded by others had they not been salvaged for these projects. My animal materials come from only ethical and environmentally sound sources such as roadkill, livestock remnants, casualties of the pet trade, destroyed nuisance animals, pests, and animals that died of natural causes. Out of respect for the animal, I waste as little as possible. I adhere to a very strict "waste not, want not" policy in my studio - virtually every part of the animal is recycled in some manner

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal
Returns and exchanges
█▓▒░ ORDER CANCELLATION: I do not cancel orders under normal circumstances. Please note Etsy does not require sellers to honor requests from buyers to cancel orders.

█▓▒░ REFUND METHOD: Items may be returned within 7 days of purchase for an exchange or in-store credit only (unless the item was not-as-described, in which case I will refund the entire purchase including the return shipping) Buyer is responsible for the cost of shipping when returning an item to exchange it. I strive to deliver professional customer service as well as quality items. If there are any problems please contact me immediately so I can make things right.
Payment
█▓▒░ IF MAILING PAYMENT: Money orders and cashier's checks only. Personal checks are not accepted unless you have contacted me prior to purchase to make arrangements. If you mail a check without authorization it will be returned to you. Payment is due within 5 days of purchase. Items not paid for within that time will be re-listed and sold to the next customer.

 Minnesota residents pay 7.25% sales tax





Shipping
█▓▒░ YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS: I will only ship to the address listed on the invoice. No exceptions. Please make sure you fill in the correct address at time of check-out.

█▓▒░ NO DELIVERY TO HAWAII: I do not ship wildlife products to Hawaii. Orders that fall into this category that have a Hawaiian delivery address associated with them will be canceled and your money will be refunded. I apologize for the inconvenience but please familiarize yourself with your state's strict wildlife products importation regulations.

█▓▒░ DELIVERY TIME: Orders are only shipped once a week on Wednesday mornings. This is due to transportation limitations. I cannot make special trips to the post office for individual sales.

Foreign Orders:

I do not ship wildlife products outside of the U.S. no exceptions. Any non-wildlife items being exported are declared at full value on customs paperwork. Please be prepared to pay for any importation taxes imposed in your region. Orders exported outside of the U.S. are shipped registered 1st class mail so they can be tracked. Your package will require a signature upon delivery. If you fail to sign and the package gets returned to me I will not re-ship the package back to you for free, you will have to pay shipping charges a second time. Please allow 3-6 weeks for international delivery.
Additional policies and FAQs
█▓▒░ RESERVED LISTING POLICY: I apologize for the inconvenience but I can only hold items for customers I have a history of doing business with who have purchased from me at least three times in the past. If that criteria can be met I will hold items for one week.


█▓▒░ LEGALITIES CONCERNING PURCHASING WILDLIFE PRODUCTS:

DISCLAIMER: All animal products sold in this shoppe are by-products salvaged from legally acquired animals. They are legal to sell, purchase, and possess in the state of Minnesota. Please note that wildlife laws vary from state to state. Do not purchase any wildlife products until you have contacted your local DNR and USFW to confirm you may lawfully possess the species in question. It is assumed that when you order an item from this shoppe that you can legally possess that item according to the laws of your state. Chimera Taxidermy Arts accepts no responsibility if you purchase an item prohibited in your region. If you order something you cannot legally possess in your state you will be held responsible for any penalties and legal fees incurred by Chimera Taxidermy Arts. I do not ship wildlife products to Hawaii. I do not export any wildlife products outside of the United States.