Actually, I don't think displaying it is all that bad, if it's not done in a crass way (and I do agree that the Ripley people tend to go to the crass side of the force with distressing ease). But then, I've always had a side of me that is fascinated with the sort of things amateur Victorian "oddity" museums would collect. And, after all, we put Egyptian mummified cats on display in the finest museums, not to mention mummified Egyptians, I don't see this as being all that different. Surely there's a middle path where curiosity can be satisfied without it degenerating into gawking.
That said, giving it the jar next door to Anilie would have been MY choice for the most respectful resting place for Cy. And it distresses me that she/he's to be used to foster an oddball agenda about a magical origin story...although, if Creationists (who are only a SMALL subset of Christians, no matter how much noise they make) didn't have such a chokehold on American politics right now, I'd find them just as amusing as any harmless crackpot, and regard this "Lost World" museum with the same affection I hold for things like the Orange Show
here in Houston photo tour
. Sadly, political influence and propensity to violence make the difference between "crackpots" and "fanatics."
However, it's possible that this guy is sincere and well-meaning, in which case the little cyclops kitty will
be treated respectfully. After all, if he was a sleaze, he'd be out working as a Washington lobbyist's stooge for the Religious Right rather than setting up an amateur museum. Or so I choose to tell myself.
Rest in peace, little Cy. This world was never meant for one as unusual as you.