Some screamed. Others seemed mute and immobile. Others shook. Many tried to escape when they were prodded or dragged soaking wet to the kill floor. Fear is recognizable across most species, and with the pigs here, it is undeniably palpable. In this facility, they clubbed the pigs over the head with a large bat before slitting their throat. Pigs have very thick skulls so clubbing is painful and disorienting but rarely, if ever, effective at stunning or rending them unconscious.
The sound of pigs screaming, of water blasting from hoses and the heavy clang of metal and chains was overwhelming but I stayed quiet and photographed the workers, equally silent in their tasks. The slaughterhouse owner was keen to show me that they did have a stunning device, however only one worker was trained to use it. By way of demonstration, he brought it out and used it on a dozen pigs.
Top: Pigs being ushered onto the kill floor from the holding area at a Thai slaughterhouse. A stunning device is meant to render the animal senseless before slaughter, making the killing process more humane. Ineffective is one way to describe it. Once they felt I had taken enough photos they put the machine away and resumed clubbing the pigs to the ground.
Left: A pig screams as she is clubbed before slaughter. Amid the chaos, pigs were left to bleed out for a minute or so in groups before another worker would jam a hook into their leg and then heave the animal into a vat of boiling water. A pig dying on the kill floor at a Thai slaughterhouse. The men would then set to scraping the pigs clean of hair, using sharp knives in a shaving motion, then deftly severing their heads and hooves.
While men did the slaughtering and butchering, it was Burmese women in the back rooms who emptied and cleaned the pig intestines and organs. It is so highly unusual for me, a white, female westerner with expensive cameras, to be here mingling with Thai, Burmese, and Vietnamese slaughterhouse workers. Mostly, they laughed at me, but in a kind way. When I crouched down to photograph the dying, thrashing pigs, my face, my arms, all my clothes and my cameras, were splattered with their blood.
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