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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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    masterdogma 13 years, 9 months ago

    You didn't do anything to stop this? And you honesty believe this doesn't happen everywhere else, INCLUDING factory farms?

    You've lowered my expectations of the human race.

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    jobro 16 years, 1 month ago

    This is blood curdeling! Chills one down to the bitter bones!

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    smokeyvw 16 years, 2 months ago

    Hi

    Your recording is a part of this soundscape music composition:

    http://www.macjams.com/song/33762

    Let me know what you think! Thank you.

    sincerely
    SmokeyVW

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    jazzfood 16 years, 4 months ago

    fuck that makes you think

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    plagasul 16 years, 5 months ago

    argh... >_

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