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Traditional Pig Slaughter (matanza) in a Village in Spain

Traditional Pig Slaughter (matanza) in a Village in Spain

A true Spanish pig slaughter! Can you handle it?

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There’s a saying in Spain – the only part of the pig you don’t use is the “oink”. In other words – you use it all! I’d always wanted to experience a traditional Spanish pig slaughter, so I travelled north to a village near Segovia where a family still do it the old-fashioned way. It was a moving, fascinating and delicious experience. From one pig, they will eat for much of a year, including making their own ham (jamón) I think people who are interested in eating meat in a sustainable way, and homesteading, will really enjoy watching my experience. Let me know what you think in the comments!

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