July 15, 2011 note: I get more traffic for searches on “homemade electric pig stunner” than should be possible. The link is dead but fortunately I found the full-text of the original article and updated the post today.
Two die in Hungarian pig shock horror
BUDAPEST (Reuters) – The annual pre-Christmas swine slaughter in a southwestern Hungarian village came to a shocking end after one man died of electrocution while trying to stun a pig, whose owner then died of heart attack.
Celebrations at the pig-killing party in Darvaspuszta took a turn for the worse on Saturday when an unnamed visiting Croatian man shocked himself to death while trying to knock out a pig with a homemade electric pig stunner, national news agency MTI said
A local man ended up in hospital with an irregular heart rhythm after attempting a rescue by trying to unplug the device.
The shocking accident so upset the pig’s owner, he suffered a heart attack and died.
There was no word on the fate of the pig.