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April 8th, 2007

Young pigs' slaughter. WARNING: this particular sample is very moving, at least for me. It begins with a cry and slowly fades out as the poor creature dies. 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.
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 (where stunning is applied previously to reduce suffering). I uploaded this to document a traditional practice - very cruel in my opinion - , for the sake of anthropological interest if you wish. Listeners can extract her/his own ethic/moral implications.


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    dobroide 2 years, 7 months ago

    No, I didn't, please check the date of the recording and read here: "En 2009 se adoptó el Reglamento (CE) nº 1099/2009 del Consejo de 24 de septiembre, relativo a la protección de los animales en el momento de la matanza, que, desde el 1 de enero de 2013, es la normativa vigente en la materia". Source:
    I'll add that this sample somebody scornfully described as 'snuff audio' has been raising awareness on animal rights and promoting interest in animal welfare for the last 11 years. Not bad for a poor pig death cry, right?

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    tinotrivino 2 years, 7 months ago

    Also to clarify, in Spain (Europe) its totally forbidden bleeding the animals without the stunning prodecure, so you recorded an illegal practice, I am from Spain (Toledo) by the way.

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    tinotrivino 2 years, 7 months ago

    I respect free sounds, and pure audio, but i dont accept snuff audios.. sorry for that pal i reported it to freesound.

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    ptosistheseus 2 years, 7 months ago

    Holy shit, it sounded human screaming'no!'.

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    samueloak89 4 years ago

    This was used in a Candle Cove video

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