"Tak that ye gralloch ye."


gralloch: the disembowelling of a deer, disembowel.

"Take that! You cleaner of carcasses you."


Illustration Friday. jump.

My granny used to do this job and I often felt like the child. Although it was chickens rather than deer.

Most often.

And I used to feed those chickens every day until the axe fell, one by one.

I hope respect for our fellow creatures never becomes the same as enabling every creature to live entirely in safety into old age and die a natural death.

It’s bad enough that we try to do that to ourselves.