Is Taxidermy a Contradiction?

Is Taxidermy a Contradiction? Is there a contradiction in preserving a dead animal to remember a live one. For Doug, this was one of the most interesting questions that he’s ever been asked in 20 years in the Taxidermy Industry. 

Splitting Image Taxidermy did an outreach program for Students assisting them with there thesis for various degrees in Nature Conservation and Zoology. A Student from this outreach program posed this question.