Genuine Mustelids is an independent mustelid resource created by a small collaboration of artists, taxidermists, wildlife enthusiasts, animal caretakers, and appreciators of animals in animation and literature from across the globe. We have active team members in the United States, Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Norway. Although we assembled over a wide range of interests, one thing we all share in common is our passion for mustelids. Our overall goal is to deconstruct and explain conventional, sometimes incorrect assumptions about members of the family Mustelidae, and help promote a more accurate and insightful image for both art and education. All team members are volunteers and work to provide content for this website when able.
We at Genuine Mustelids are not an authority or animal rights organisation, and will not attempt to force our views or persecute any individual over mustelid portrayal, or subjective allegations of treatment. We don’t expect everyone to see mustelids the way we do and fully support our readers to make their own judgments. Outside our members’ personal morals and goals, this website exists publicly as a guide for those who appreciate learning about this lesser-known family.