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UK Firefighters Get to Eat the Pigs They Once Rescued

"I'm sure vegetarians will hate this," the farmer told the BBC

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    UK Firefighters Get to Eat the Pigs They Once Rescued
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    English firefighters got a hearty reward for saving more than a dozen piglets from a fire: sausages made from the pigs themselves, Reuters reported.

    The thank you from farmers in Milton Lilbourne, 70 miles west of London, has drawn a spot of criticism after a Facebook post showed the sausages, enough for the fire service to tell NBC News, "We recognize that this story has caused offense to some — we apologize for this and such have removed the post."

    Eighteen piglets and two sows were rescued from a hay fire sparked by an electrical fault.

    Farmer Rachel Rivers told the BBC she wanted to thank the firefighters for their work. "I'm sure vegetarians will hate this," she noted.

    Courtesy Fontenelle Forest Rehabilitation Center