Construction of the Monument to Animals We Do Not Mourn has been greatly facilitated through the support of the Culture & Animals Foundation, Hartsdale Pet Cemetery, BronzArt Foundry, and many individual contributors who believe in the importance of recognizing unmourned animals and improving their welfare. From the initial pencil sketches to the casting of the bronze skull, building the monument has been an immensely gratifying process. This gallery showcases photographs of the construction of the monument at various stages. 
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Original skull, clayed in

The first step was to acquire an actual cattle skull and 'clay in' the open spaces so that a wax copy could be made. I selected a juvenile skull because of its smaller size and the cracks that were created throughout its skull when the animal was slaughtered. This juvenile was reportedly slaughtered due to suspected disease.