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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013, 6 A.M.

New roadkill gifts and fashion line dead on arrival

A killer bow tie from RP/Encore, designed by Reid Peppard. (courtesy)
A killer bow tie from RP/Encore, designed by Reid Peppard. (courtesy)

WILDLIFE -- Why didn't I think of this?  Roadkill gifts and fashions -- they combine our love for wildlife with the applaudable theme of recycling.

Reid Peppard, an Ameican artist and fasion designer, working under the name RP/Encore, is creating taxidermy artworks and jewellery based on casts of teeth, bones, hides, feathers and organs of critters.

Reid claims that her work is entirely ethical, if not grotesque, as the animals she uses have already died of natural or unpreventable causes (they are often discovered and donated by friends).

Won't be long before women in high heels will be fighting wolves for elk carcasses.

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