by Matthew Cobb
If you are a bit tipsy when you read this, do NOT click on this link, for it will take you to eBay where there is a genuine stuffed polar bear for sale (not on auction – buy it now only. Also includes the interesting button ‘Add to Basket’. Here are some pics of the poor beast:
The site says:
Polar Bear – Taxidermy – Full Documentation Provided
This beautiful beast stands at 7ft ( with Iceberg mount) and 21 inches wide. Has a ferocious glare that contrasts his soft and cuddly exterior.
we are fully compliant with DEFRA/AHVLA regulations and possess full documentation on this specimen.
Contact Seller for delivery options.
All items are carefully logged with full documentary evidence of provenance.
An Ethical Audit
Please note no animals were killed in the making of this shop. All creatures are long dead historical relics of another age, or zoo / pet / road kill deaths. Et rien n’est plus belle que la nature.
As committed vegetarians we believe that far more cruelty went into the manufacture of a pork sausage than into the manufacture of anything for our shop.
No “Drunk Ebaying” please, we take all all time wasting very seriously and we will pursue any prank purchasers with great conviction – thank you.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
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