Dismantling the Devil’s Rope
Barbed wire kills – both wildlife and organisms it supposedly contains. Most deaths are unobserved and unreported. They happen mostly happen in the dark, unseen. Another form of slow violence. Yet no-one has been held liable for deaths. Barbed wire is listed as a ‘threatening process’. It’s also used as a weapon and in torture. It slices up landscapes, people and cultures. I’m told, however, it is ‘just another tradition’.