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Matadero Iruya IV

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Imagen #4/6 del documental Matadero de Iruya. / Image #4/6 from the documentary Matadero de Iruya.

 

La mayor parte del cuero de la vaca se quita con en animal apoyado en el piso; luego, la parte que queda unida a su lomo se saca cuando la vaca es colgada y levantada con el aparejo. La niña estuvo con en cuchillo en la mano la mayor parte del tiempo, golpeando torpemente el cuerpo de la vaca, pero ya dando sus primeros pasos en lo que probablemente sea su ocupación en algunos pocos años. Al principio la veía manipular el cuchillo, y con preocupación le dije "te vas a cortar la mano". Me di cuenta de mi torpeza cuando el padre me miró entre divertido y pensando "vos callate", y me dijo que no era la primera vez que manipulaba ese instrumento.

 

Most of the skin is taken out with the animal laying on the floor. Then, it is hung up and the rest of the leather is extracted. The kid had the knife in his hand most of the time. She spent the time hitting the animal's body with the knife on a very clumsy way, but walking the first steps on what would most probably be his profession in some few years. When I first saw the kid manipulating the knife I told her "you're going to injure your hand". I realized about my error when the father looked at me with an expression between funny and why-don't-you-shut-up-like, and said that it wasn't the first time she handled the knife, so that it was ok.

 

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  • konka* 8y

    aay pobres animalitos
    por eso no como carne!
  • sterestherster 8y

    Great series, I really like to see how they work in other countries.

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  • David Fletcher 8y

    Whilst it looks a bit gruesome its also a fact of life. If we want to eat meat than this is what we must put up with. The contrast in cultures is well shown here to great effect. But its not so long ago (in the grand scale of time...)that we in the UK would have been able to witness something like this here. I think that the way our modern day meat factories process meat is probably with less 'respect' for the animal and more to do with profit.
  • Clara Panigazzi 8y

    Muy fuerte esa imagen! hay que tener agallas para sacar esa foto.
    Saludos.
  • Carole 8y

    Great shot.
  • Fer Cipriani 8y

    Buenísima la foto (por favor, no la recortes!) y mejór aún la serie. Quiero mas!!!
  • gin&tonic 8y

    Queda buena la serie... y muy bien acompañada por tus descripciones.
  • Celeste RC 8y

    espectacular man!
    muy grosa la info, los roles de la faena, qué serie!!!
  • ying 8y

    great capture
  • jamie gascoigne 8y

    amazing lighting
  • Anna & Jorge - - C@jig@ 8y

    Superb!
    FFP Award
    Absolute a favorite!
    Flickr Favorite Photographers(5+ fav/comment 3/invite 2)
  • Ramiro Priegue 8y

    Excelente!!!
  • sandorlevi 8y

    Great lighting and composition! A big fave!
  • Matteo de Mayda 8y

    so strong
  • valentina volavia 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called INSOPPORTABILE!.......I CAN'T TOLERATE!, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • Michael 8y

    Are you sure this isn't an art piece by Damien Hirst?

    BTW, looks delicious!
  • Moirix* 7y

    ay, me pone mal, sos vegetariano?, yo despues de ver esto...creo q no podria volver a comer mas carne, maladita costumbre y habito alimentario!!!!
  • Andre Carrio 6y

    horripilante foto un asco de foto
  • Raul Aragão 5y

    strong capture
  • Nitay Havshush 13d

    Nice image i use it on the article:
    Do you need to eat meat?
    1.Yes, I do
    2.Yes, But only certain meats
    3.No, Meat is murder

    www.votestage.com/question-detail.php/short/NjYz
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