A steer restrained just before captive bolt stunning, prior to slaughter: photo by Temple Grandin, 2004
It's so good to know they do these things in a more civilized way now.
But still, that glazed expression in the frozen eye --
has the animal spirit already left the locked-up body,
somewhere back there in the electric powered death chute?
Cash's captive bolt pistol: photo by geni, 2008
Meat processing and packing plant, Dodge City, Kansas: photo by Nyttend, 2008