Tiziana Trevisani

Snippets · UK

Firemen who rescued piglets from burning barn receive unusual 'thank you' gifts

Vegetarians will hate this.

Two sows and 18 piglets that were rescued from a barn fire have been gifted back to the firefighters who saved them as sausages.

Earlier this year, flames blazed through 60 tonnes of hay at a Wiltshire farm barn which the pigs managed to survive thanks to the fire service.

The meaty 'thank you' gifts were delivered by farmer Rachel Rivers to Pewsey fire crews on Monday.

She defended the controversial move, stating:

“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. We farm and this is what we do. You can't keep them as pets.

I'm sure vegetarians will hate this."

The fire crew shared some pics of themselves cooking up the "fantastic" bangers on some disposable BBQs.

The post read: “Exactly six months and one day since [we] rescued 18 piglets from a farm in Milton we got to sample the fruits of our labour from that February night. Highly recommended by Pewsey Fire Station’s crew… they are fantastic.”