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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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    ClockworkMonkey 8 years, 1 month ago

    Oh jeez.

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    Jonn_Doee 8 years, 2 months ago

    hmm.. sounds like the end of Gallows' song Misery... or they used your sample on their track!

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    jagjagjag 8 years, 2 months ago

    Thanks..great document...

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    KooKas 8 years, 2 months ago

    Sounds delicious.

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    fpv19423 8 years, 3 months ago

    do I hear Arab language? was this halal pig slaughtery ???

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