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Not everyone opens the bags. We’re supposed to, of course, to make sure the animal inside matches what the forms say it should be, and remove any collars that have been left on. But it’s time-consuming and, depending on the state of the animal when it died, it’s not always a pleasant thing to do. You … Continue reading Watch

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I Live Alone

The cat wakes me up again. Having said that, I don’t think I was entirely asleep. In the mornings, she’ll do it by stepping on my face or sitting on my pillow and tapping my nose. But now, at night, it’s the noise that wakes me. She’s been doing it a lot recently: resting at … Continue reading I Live Alone

Daisy

It was 2020 when the first announcements were made. “The beginning of the end of factory farming,” came the headlines. “Light at the end of the food crisis tunnel.” “Playing God: a victory for activists.” I only skimmed over the articles at the time, but the gist was that laboratories had successfully grown edible meat … Continue reading Daisy

Ghost

They used to come to my stable to cry. It was all very sudden. One day they’d be here grooming me and caring for me. They’d sit in the loosebox and I’d watch them cleaning my tack and laughing and playing while they swept the yard. The younger one would always sing to me while … Continue reading Ghost