SETTING THESAURUS

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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Animals being herded off trucks and into a large warehouse-style building
Tattooed or ear-tagged livestock
Crates of poultry
Handlers herding animals with flags and shakers
Boards set up to guide animals into a certain area
Groups of animals being moved between chutes and yards
Animal runs and holding pens
Water troughs
Conveyor belts
Hydraulic equipment and coils
Chains and hoists
Workers wearing protective gear (hats and hairnets, face guards, earphones, surgical masks, gloves, plastic frocks, aprons)
Hoses for spraying off blood and filth
Chambers or troughs holding animals being anesthetized
Carcasses hung up by a hind foot
Carcasses that continue to kick or twitch after the animals have been killed
Animals bleeding out into a trough or onto the floor
Scalding tanks for softening of hair
Singeing machines for killing pathogens and removing hair
Machines for removal of skin
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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SETTING NOTES AND TIPS:
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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