Alexandra Rose Taxidermy

Is taxidermy legal?

In the U.K. Taxidermy is perfectly legal to buy, sell and commission. However there are many wildlife laws and regulations that must be abided by when dealing with deceased and mounted animals alike. We are governed by strict regulations, covered by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

As an accredited member of The Guild of Taxidermists, all the animals I work with have been legally obtained and sold in accordance with the UKs wildlife laws.

For more information on Taxidermy and the law please check out Taxidermy Law and The Guild of Taxidermists.

If you have a specimen which you’re not sure about, type it into Species Plus or the CITES website to check its CITES and protection status.