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Firefighters Rescue Piglets From Fire Then Later Gobble Them Up

People love to hear stories about police officers, paramedics or firefighters saving the lives of animals trapped in deadly situations because they show us how much emergency responders actually care about life.

But this story of firefighters rescuing animals is a little different, and may make some animal lovers a bit angry- because the rescued animals were later eaten.

Firefighters in southern England were called to a farm near Pewsey to handle a barn fire and ended up rescuing 18 piglets, so to thank the firefighters for their hard work farmer Rachel Rivers served them sausages-made from the piglets:

The 18 piglets and two sows survived the fire in Wiltshire in February, which saw 60 tonnes of hay catch fire.
In a potentially controversial move, farmer Rachel Rivers thanked the Pewsey fire team by giving them sausages.
She said: "I'm sure vegetarians will hate this." The firefighters however said the bangers were "fantastic".
The pictures of their impromptu barbecue have since been removed from the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service's Facebook page.

The animals were given a six-month stay of execution when they were rescued from the farm at Milton Lilbourne.
But, having been reared for meat, they have since been slaughtered and the sausages were delivered to the fire station team, which barbecued them.

(YouTube Link)

-Via Boing Boing

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

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I have very mixed feelings about saving a bunch of innocent animals only to see them eaten... oh wait did you say sausages? Never mind, GET IN MY BELLY WEE PIGGY!
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