This is why you have massive parades and forced national days of mourning for heads of state/royalty and unmarked graves for the lowest rungoutliers in society (homeless drifters etc). And why enemies desecrate graves and loved ones visit places of burial/memorial.
And why it's okay for people to mess with the lower rung mammals like mice (you can buy them for less than a buck to feed snakes with, mice are vermin and disposable, etc) and do traditional taxidermy which in a way celebrates life (capturing the once living animals in all their wild glory whether it's an animals that was hunted and killed or a pet) or mess with taxidermy in a way that clearly is in those given boundaries ^^ of "good intentions" like Steve Carrells cute life affirming dioramas with mice in "Dinner For Schmucks" but outside of that it both challenges concepts of decency as well as respect for life and if nothing else can show people aren't even thinking about those things ^^ and from social value standpoint no matter how disposable animals in general are seen as, pets are still get priveleges.
A lack of compassion or respect can be another synonym for cruelty.
I think also consent is a big part of it when you start going up the animal kingdom ladder. Once you hit homo sapiens let's hope morgues or whatnot aren't being mined for taxidermy helicopter projects The way they found bodies (did you hear those horror story rumors?) for that "bodies in motion" exhibit that was touring the world.
I think for an artists project this does fulfill the requirement of making you think. And look at the way that artists is staring lovingly into the permanently shocked eyes of fluffy! Act of love indeed.
However, in the positive response to the project I doubt if everyone who wants to emulate this project or give ig a are really doing it as an excercise in the meaning of life or any of those things^^ its more "cool! Let's blow something up/turn something neon/make something fly).
Are we going to talk about veganism and right to die legislation now?