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’.