SacAnime is a family friendly Anime convention in Sacramento CA, and has been for 8+ years. Cosplay is an important and exciting experience for people of all ages. However selling items for cosplay made from real animal parts and fur is a cruel and unneeded trend. There are many alternatives available for use instead, (ex/faux fur.) Young and emerging Artists also use SacAnime as a way to gain exposure, create a fanbase, network, and have an overall wonderful experience. I have been selling with SacAnime for the last 5 years and it has been nothing short of amazing. However the sale of items and fan art sculpts from real animals (taxidermy) will hurt the local artists and turn away potential consumers. We in no way want to force opinions onto anyone. We want to keep SacAnime the great convention that it is, and ask to not use this important and ever growing avenue to sell this type of merchandise. Please urge the Sac Anime founders to ban the sales of these items to keep our convention and its attendees.