It seems criminal to just throw them away, the pelts are so soft and beautiful colours . And in the spirt of using the whole animal we decided to tan them. We defrosted all thirty two of them and set to work. Eileen washed them in warm soapy water to get any blood off the fur and rinse away any loose hair. We then made up a solution of salt and alum and are soaking them for two days. Next we clean off any fat or meat residue, and recharge the solution with fresh alum and salt. Another week of soaking and agitation. Then we will keep you informed.