While looking at Taryn Simon’s photographs of “the hidden and unfamiliar,” I read:

In the United States, all living white tigers are the result of selective inbreeding to artificially create the genetic conditions that lead to white fur, ice-blue eyes and a pink nose. Kenny was born to a breeder in Bentonville, Arkansas on February 3, 1999. As a result of inbreeding, Kenny is mentally retarded and has significant physical limitations. Due to his deep-set nose, he has difficulty breathing and closing his jaw, his teeth are severely malformed and he limps from abnormal bone structure in his forearms. The three other tigers in Kenny’s litter are not considered to be quality white tigers as they are yellow coated, cross-eyed, and knock-kneed.

Nature finds a balance.

Sometimes dramatically. Just ask Roy of Sigfried and Roy.

I can see why the fiction of hell was created – in keeping with real-world, natural phenomena. Equilibrium.