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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    shel2020 4 years, 6 months ago

    thanks a lot! horrifying sound. I'm from Spain and have listened to these kind of horrific sounds when visiting some villages, brings me bad memories. Really useful sound!

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    Jevron_Freeman 5 years, 11 months ago

    Pretty dark, but still interesting somehow...

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    tomleakey 9 years, 2 months ago

    we can become vegan !

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    WicCaesar 9 years, 6 months ago

    Thank you very much! And my respect for all the animals that are slaughtered every day to satisfy our luxuries yet we do nothing to end starvation in poor areas.

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    manderson_productions 10 years, 4 months ago

    This is horrifying...Great for our game, thanks!

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