What’s the line between genocide and pest control? The two exterminators in the animated short Bûche Royale view themselves as ordinary working stiffs on a foreign planet, but their coworker patter is punctuated by the systematic eradication of a native species.

Sarah Amrani, Aline Lesage, and Lucy Vallin made Bûche Royale at Angoulême’s Ecole des Métiers du Cinéma d’Animation. Maybe we need more cute, heartstring-plucking aliens in our alien-human war movies.

[via Kuriositas]