A pig after being receiving an electric discharge in a slaughterhouse in Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico. In electric stunning, special pincers equipped with two electrodes located at their ends are placed on both sides of the animal’s head and transmit an electric shock. If done correctly – something that does not always happen – an epileptic seizure is caused and, consequently, momentary loss of consciousness. This method is reversible, i.e.: even in cases where the process is carried out correctly, the animal regains consciousness in a short time.