This Easter season we have seen the scourge of Hungry Kittens eating brand new chicks, and the Ravening of Bunnies who consume an even earlier form of bird. What could possibly be worse than these Easter gastronomes, you ask?
It's very common among the poultry set, if this charming antique image is any indication. Nothing like a little late night work over the ledger books and a quick quaff of the unborn for refreshment.
“'For what we are about to receive, Oh Lord 'tis Thee we thank,' said the cannibal as he cut a slice off the missionary's shank.” --- E. Y. Harburg
Another profoundly disturbing secret of Easter is that while kittens wait for the egg to hatch, rabbits will eat the egg itself. Here we see a misguided hen enabling a hungry bunny just in time for breakfast, while an older sibling looks on.