Morbidity is often one of the stronger ways to evoke emotion and communicate an idea effectively, yet in a lot of ways it can be used deceptively to show the absurdity of it all. One such morbid act is the consumption of live food. In the wild, this is normal; the natural world exists because of this. Yet humans have developed such sympathy for animals that we tend to see this as taboo and are often disgusted by this act. Is going against nature absurd? Or is it sympathy for prey that is absurd?