Fur good, feathers bad

Join me in feeling some taxonomic loyalty to our class in defiance of our ancient enemy, those feathered reptiles, the birds. The BBC has footage of eagles hunting and killing young reindeer — they swoop down and stab their talons into their lungs, and then wait for them to die. Ouch. Poor Bambi Rudolph.*

I will also note that this is yet another shot in the great War on Christmas. They’re killing Santa’s livestock! I suspect the Christian toy-god also has to fret over bird strikes in flight.

*Apologies. My prior secular metaphor was in error, and I have replaced it with the name of a true Christian saint who, now having been tortured and killed, may now be worshipped. Rudolph died for your sins in this video.