Miss Haze - “Alligators” (WoWPS 2015)

“In the year 2015, there are still three known types of alligator bait. Catfish. Animal parts. And colored children.”

Performing during prelims at the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Back in April, we reported that a live-action movie based on the massively popular Five Nights at Freddy’s video game series was in the works. Now we know who will helm the highly-anticipated effort.

Gil Kenan - the man behind the recent Poltergeist remake - will direct the film from a script he is writing with video game scribe Tyler Burton Smith (Sleeping Dogs).

The game takes place in a Chuck-E-Cheese-like eatery, where an animatronic animal that is part of the house band becomes a murderer at night. Players who’ve been locked inside try to survive the rampaging murder machine and his furry cohorts.
Gil Kenan To Direct 'Five Nights At Freddy's' For Warner Bros
By Mike Fleming Jr

Gil Kenan has made a deal with Warner Bros to direct Five Nights At Freddy’s, a live-action adaptation of the popular video game series created by Scott Cawthon. It is an online sensation that takes place in a Chuck-E-Cheese-like eatery, where an animatronic animal that is part of the house band becomes a murderer at night.

Players who’ve been locked inside try to survive the rampaging murder machine and his furry cohorts. Hatched in 2014, this became a popular app game, and players have the benefit of seeing what’s coming thanks to a series of security cameras that warn of approaching danger.


Artist & Photographer:

Raffaello De Vito



APPARATI “Nel precedente lavoro "APPARTENENZE” l'intento è documentare l'evidente. Una registrazione visiva e oggettiva, priva di ogni interpretazione, di persone che condividono un territorio, un luogo. Credo che la fotografia debba essere poesia e che la poesia debba suggerire il mistero. Molte sono le definizioni di mistero e tutte hanno a che vedere con la nozione del nascosto, del segreto. Per Heidegger il mistero è inerente all'essenza della verità. In questo lavoro “APPARATI” dove la rappresentazione oggettiva di organi (lingua, cuore, occhi….)  è palese, anziché limitarsi a rivelare ciò che in natura è nascosto, ne evoca il mistero, Il mistero dell'ordinario che pone nuovi interrogativi.“ APPARATI [APPARATUS] "In my previous work "APPARTENENZE"  my intent was documenting obviousness.  A visual and objective entry,  devoid of any interpretation,  of people who share an habitat, a place.  I believe that photography should be poetry  and that poetry should suggest mystery.  There are many explanations of mystery and they all have to do with the concept of hidden, of secret.  According to Heidegger, mystery is about truth’s essence.  In this work "APPARATI"  where the objective representation of organs  (tongue, heart, eyes…)    is clear, rather than merely revealing what in nature  is hidden, it evokes mystery,  the mystery of the ordinary that raises new questions.”
US-Relevant Animal Parts Laws

Hey, taxidermy and dead-critter fans in the US (or who ship to the US)–I put together this collection of links to relevant laws to international, federal, and state laws that affect the possession and/or sales of animal parts in the US. It’s NOT intended as legal advice as I am not a legal professional, but I do offer it as a starting point (when in doubt about the legality of something, check with your state fish and wildlife department). Here it is:

Anyway, you can peruse the links at your leisure, but there are a few things that I keep seeing come up that I think you may want to know about (you can find out more about these laws at the link I posted):

–It is illegal to sell or even possess almost all wild bird feathers and other parts, and even nests and eggs–and yes, this does include naturally molted feathers, as you can’t tell the difference between one that was molted, and one that was just ripped off an illegally shot bird. The species protected include all corvids (including crow, raven, jays, etc.), raptors (eagles, hawks, owls), songbirds (robins, cardinals, etc.) and so forth. This is due to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act of 1940 (the “eagle feather law”). So that art you made with crow and blue jay feathers, and that hawk feather you have hanging from your rear view mirror? All illegal under federal law and subject to big fines.

–It is illegal to sell across state lines any CITES Appendix I animal parts, to include “pre-ban” (killed before 1973) ones. You can give them as gifts, and you can sell within state if your state allows it. But that vintage leopard coat or ocelot scrap that you’re trying to sell on Etsy? Illegal according to federal law. (See for details.)

–It is illegal to send wildlife parts outside of the US without an import/export license, and paying inspection fees–just slapping a customs form on it at the post office isn’t enough. You can find more information on everything needed to legally mail wildlife parts out of the US at - while the initial query was about deer parts, it applies to all wildlife. Both US Fish and Wildlife and US Customs have their own regulations, so you may want to inquire with both of them if you’re trying to send animal parts to other countries.

–Many states have restrictions on what animal parts may be possessed or sold. For example, wolf parts cannot be sold in California or New York, and since a seller cannot guarantee that a buyer in those states won’t resell them even though they said they were keeping them, most dealers in dead things won’t ship wolf parts there so as to avoid being held liable and potentially violating the Lacey Act of 1900.

Also, you won’t be exempted if you have the animal parts for religious purposes or if you happen to have Native American blood. Even enrolled tribe members have to wait in a waiting list for years to be approved for a single legal eagle feather, and people of numerous races have been arrested and fined for killing eagles for black market trade. I am unsure of the exceptions that are made to laws for enrolled Native Americans, and would appreciate any links and laws that would help me improve this collection in that regard.

Additionally, a little later this year, once states have had time to update their websites, I’ll be updating this resource; in the meantime, if you see something missing, please feel free to let me know :)

Also, feel free to reblog this if you think some of your readers would find it useful!

If any of you happen to be interested in decorating your home with animal skeletons, I just found a website called Skulls Unlimited.

They sell real and replica skulls, claws, and other bones from a huge number of animals. There’s even some fossils, and a couple items based off cryptids. It’s all kind of expensive, but very cool.

-Mod E
United States-Relevant Animal Parts Laws

I’ve *finally* got the animal parts laws page updated; you can see this database of international, federal and state laws applicable in the U.S. at ! In preparation for the animal parts legalities and ethics panel I’ll be on at Curious Gallery this upcoming weekend, I fixed broken links and added a few more laws I hadn’t known about. There’s still some more research I want to do, but what’s there should be all up to date. Let me know if you find any broken links, please, and enjoy!


Close ups of the timber rattlesnake rattles and the bat skull.

The bat skull is not cleaned beyond the ants cleaning it (even part of the cervical vertebrae are attached lol.) The teeth are really neat though, and all are there.