Slaughter of a cow in north-east India. The knife or dao is first sharpened on a rock. This takes place in Manipur, India. There may be cruelty involved, but this animal is killed purely for its meat and not for recreation, so its actually an age-old cultural practice and food institution in the region. First the back-bone is hit, then the neck. Blood is spewing out all over. The heart of the cow is still pumping long after the animal is clinically dead. Every part of the animal is used - the hooves are used to make gelatine. The bones are used to polish sugar, or at least that was earlier done. The skin becomes leather and the meat is eaten. So nothing is wasted. This footage is part of the professionally-shot stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and Digital Betacam. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... wfi @ vsnl.com and email@example.com.