The barbecue battle, the boxing match, and other examples of ritualized warfare are here made literal.
This is actual combat, with uniforms and weapons and everything. The animals, naturally, reenact the Civil War and recast it in terms of combatants fighting for their chance to be eaten.
These aren't hobbyists playacting. This is that most terrible of all institutions: the art of war. And the stakes couldn't be higher.
Who can claim the title of conqueror? Whose banner will be hoisted on the rubble of victory? Who is the finest food?