April 8th, 2007

not for the faint of heart, young pigs' slaughter. Recorded in a country house's open yard near Cabra, S Spain. Sennheiser ME66 + MKH30, Shure FP24 preamp, Edirol R09 recorder. It was very hard for me to record this so I hope it's any use (should be hard to synthesize, I guess...)
EDIT: I feel the need to clarify. This is the traditional way of killing the pig in Spanish (and many other countries) rural environment. It is based on bleeding (severance of the major blood vessels), which is not the norm in industrial slaughter houses nowadays. There stunning is applied previously to reduce suffering. I uploaded this to document a cruel traditional practice, for the sake of anthropological interest if you wish. Listeners can extract her/his own ethic/moral implications.


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    GaddBM 2 years, 11 months ago

    To stop the madness, one must share the wrongs with the public. to do that, we document. But I simply could not bring myself to record these things myself so THAN YOU for uploading it.

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    WicCaesar 5 years, 10 months ago

    Thank you very much!

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    ananjar 6 years, 6 months ago

    No, no, I'm using them. Shure it's useful!

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    Wyatt Weed 8 years, 4 months ago

    Found a use - sped up and pitch-shifted, some parts of this sound like a rat squealing, and since there are no rat sounds on the site, this was good to have,

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