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Firefighters eat sausages made of the same piglets they saved from blaze

They might have saved their bacon, but they had no problem munching on their sausages.

By Kate Wagner
Firefighters worked tirelessly to save piglets caught in a huge farm blaze, only for the farmer to serve them up as sausages to the firefighters as a thank you.
The baby pigs and two sows were freed from their barn in Pewsey, England when it went up in flames in February and at the time, farmer Rachel Rivers promised the firefighters she would gift them organic sausages to say thank you.
Six months later, she came good on her promise and the firefighters happily cooked the bangers on the BBQ.
As is to be expected, some were a bit queasy at the thought of saving pigs only to fatten them up and eat them a couple of months later, but Ms Rivers had no time for it.
“This is just what we do – we are not an animal sanctuary. We give the pigs the best opportunity and the best life they could have for six months.
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“They won’t be kept inside; they are outdoors and fed with organic food which is grown on the farm.”
The Pewsey fire station posted a glowing review of the sausages, saying: “Exactly six months and one day since firefighters rescued 18 piglets from a fire, we got to sample the fruits of our labours from that February night.
“Huge thank you to Rachel Rivers for dropping them off for us to sample. Highly recommended by Pewsey fire station crew and if any one of our followers is having a bank holiday BBQ this weekend then check out these sausages, they are fantastic.”
The fire station later removed the post and apologised for any offence caused.
Life in the country, eh?