There, the natural order is restricted, the notion of “taking care of our own” is aborted.
The circle of life can take on many guises. To me, it’s a lot more than a song from "The Lion King." It is nature’s gyre of replenishment. It is the natural order of the universe where energy displaced is energy replaced.
When that energy is not recovered, there is a void whose emptiness challenges nature itself, and upsets our own equilibriums.