Curious History: More Creepy Taxidermy from Artist in Jail for his Work
This is the second post regarding a Miami Beach artist, Enrique Gomez De Molina, who combines taxidermied animal parts into sculptures. He was sentenced on March 3, 2012 to twenty months in federal prison for trafficking in endangered and protected wildlife. De Molina also received one year’s probation, was fined $6,000, and must forfeit all smuggled wildlife in his possession. For more details and pictures, see first post here.
Prosecutors say from late 2009 through February 2011 De Molina used contacts in Bali, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Canada and China to illegally acquire the animals, some of whom were alive when the sellers sent photos before sale.