Firefighters Save Piglets - What Happened Next Has PETA Up In Arms

Six months ago, a farm went up in flames and firemen rushed in to save the day. They managed to rescue a mother pig and her little piglets. The farmer recently showed her gratitude to the firefighters by making a special delivery: a bundle of fresh sausages. The sausages were once the piglets the firefighters saved.

The Pewsey Fire Station in the U.K. put up a post on Facebook sharing photos of a recent barbecue. They got to sizzle up some sausages when a grateful local dropped off a meat package. It turns out the firefighters had met their sausages before.

"Exactly 6 months and 1 day since FFF's Olsen and Richardson rescued 18 piglets from a farm in Milton we got to sample the fruits of our labor from that February night," read the Facebook post. "Huge thank you to Rachel Rivers for dropping them off to sample."

The firefighters had rescued a sow and 18 piglets when the farmer's property went on fire. The pigs were being raised for slaughter, so when the time came, the farmer was happy to share the bounty.

"I wanted to thank them. I promised them at the time I'd bring down some sausages for them, which they were all pleased about," Ms. Rivers said.

"We farm and this is what we do. You can't keep them as pets," she added.

The firefighters in question, however, are not vegetarians. Despite the fact that they played hero to the little oinkers last winter, they were more than happy to fry up the sausages for a feast. "Our thanks to the farmer for her generosity. We can tell no porkies, the sausages were fantastic," said a spokesperson in a statement.

According to the Facebook page, the firefighters have put their stamp of approval on the farm. "Highly recommended by Pewsey Fire stations crew and if any of our followers have a blank holiday BBQ this weekend then check out these sausages, they are fantastic," the page concluded.

Ms. Rivers said she was "sure vegetarians will hate this", and she was correct. Comments came pouring in at a rapid pace. People berated the farmer and the firefighters for eating the pigs they rescued.

"You save lifes and after you eat them, when they have been tortured, and you like it....Where is your mind? Where is your soul? A life is a life, an human or an animal, they suffer, they feel, they are scared, the same for both," said one commenter.

"If you save me would you eat me as well? Then please grill me and put some soy sauce on me, I want to be delicious," said another, sarcastically.

Some commenters began posting clips of animals being kept in butcher plants, with pigs puking on each other and slaughtered, skinned animals lying in pools of blood.

Some commenters defended the firefighters. "If the firemen had save a prize apple tree from the fire and been given a bushel of apples as a thank-you, would there be this kind of back-lash??? It's all the same thing. The pigs were going to be sausage either way," said one poster.

"Vegans are just getting more intolerable every day. Now they are going after firefighters, people who risk their life on the daily, because they ate some ham. Unreal," said another.

The post has since been removed. "In regard to a recent post on this page. We [recognize] that this has caused offence to some – we [apologize] for this and as such have removed the post," the department announced on the Facebook page.

Source: Yahoo
Photo: Yahoo, Facebook

The farmers thanked the firefighters.

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