Dead Meat

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status Read in August, 2009
format Paperback (edit)
review With haunting charcoal sketches, Sue Coe gives readers a disquieting visual account of her visits to numerous slaughterhouses. Sparse written accounts accompany the pictures, with evocative asides such as what happens to “surplus” chickens: They’re live-fed into a macerator and spread on nearby fields. Those walking through the fields can occasionally find horribly wounded, but still living, chicks.

This is not an uplifting book or a happy book. But works like this are needed, if only to remind of us the everyday ceaseless horror that occurs all around us.

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