|Our new ram!|
As an added bonus I learned how to kill a sheep the Basque way. The gentleman we bought our ram from lives near an old basque who is famous in the area for his lamb barbecue. He showed this man how to slaughter his sheep. He happened to be killing a lamb that morning so we stayed. He took a very sharp fillet knife and just below the jaw he inserted it quickly behind the trachea all the way through the neck. This severs the carotid arteries, you then turn the blade flat side to the trachea which keeps the hole open and doesn't cut the animal. All the blood drains out into a bucket, when it is bled out you just turn the knife and cut outward severing the trachea. It was very smooth and the animal doesn't hardly struggle. Much cleaner than shooting them in the head.
|He didn't want to come out of the crate and cooperate.|