It’s the homemade electric pig stunner!

November 27, 2001

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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.

Reuters, 11/25/2001

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.

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