rural scenes » 20070407.slaughter.04.WAV
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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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    Carrotawesome 4 days, 13 hours ago

    This makes me feel glad

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    breezeark 7 months, 4 weeks ago

    Oh Sheeet...

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    germanariganeLo 1 year, 6 months ago

    You deserve to die.

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    mikeyj21 1 year, 10 months ago

    I aim to use this in a game, sliced up (no pun intended) and almost on the edge of hearing.
    I first heard this a couple of years ago, and it still brings me almost to tears.... fantastic recording, thank you!

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    sleepybondage 1 year, 10 months ago

    I wanted to post that i will be using the sound in a completely different manner. I have need of a two ton metal door slowly sliding open. by changing the parameters of this file and playing with it and adding some extra sounds I will be able to use this file to create the illusion necessary. This was very disturbing to listen to

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