Video edited by Mau and Abigale
We killed two chickens on day two. The process was respectful and ceremonious. There was a charged silence while everyone (almost) looked on. For the more sensitive audiences we edited out the moment where The chickens’ lives became, well…. whatever’s next.
The day after we had an enlightening discussion about the cycle of life and death. Sophie brought up one of the laws of thermodynamics that states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, it only changes form. When we are so removed from death we fail to see this process by which life becomes something else when the body dies. We fall under the impression that life ceases to exist at the moment of death. Sophie thinks it may just change form.
This image captures the moment well: