This sea of white feathers and dead bodies is a scene from the devastation left by recent tornadoes in Mississippi. The article headline says "scores" of chickens were killed. Then it continues that out of more than 220,000 birds "few remain alive". I'm not going to nit-pick this little inconsistency - But it's there. And this isn't the only "poultry" facility that's been destroyed. Tyson owns around 1,500 such warehouses in Miss. alone.
According to Meatingplace Tyson Foods has deployed cook teams to help feed the relief workers left to clean up the debris and corpses. The irony here of course is being surrounded by carcasses and eating them at the same time. It would be so helpful if Tyson served vegan meals instead. But you know that's not going to happen...
I landed on this other image at Weather.com as I was checking to make sure folks I love in the mid-west were okay... They were and are - Thankfully. But this scene struck me on so many levels... There's an irony to a trophy deer head that survives a twister, but whose body was ravaged by a single shot... There's also something perverse in wanting to save such an item that represents such loss. Loss from the sad killing and loss from the vicious storm.
I also think what it must be like for countless nonhumans everyday whose habitat and homes are devastated by bulldozers and other razing machinery... And those who dodge bullets and live in fear of the human-made destruction. Surely we have made a wicked world for them. :/
Now all this is not to say that I don't have profound sympathy for human loss as well. Every which way it's tragic and that's just my point. With all that is unfair in life; With all that is unkind and violent in nature... Do we have to add to it?
You can do so much to reduce and avoid the twisted harms in life by simply living as an ethical vegan. Thanks and safety to those who are living in such a way.