Pigs out of the fire, into the frying pan

Pigs out of the fire, into the frying pan
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In a case of 'out of fire, into the frying pan', piglets that were rescued from a fire in England earlier this year have now met their rescuers - but this time as sausages.

The 18 piglets and two sows were rescued after an electrical fault set hay on fire at the southwest English Milton Lilbourne farm in February.

In August, when the pigs were slaughtered, farmer Rachel Rivers said it was appropriate to give the firefighters some of the sausages to show her appreciation.

"I'm sure vegetarians will hate this," Ms Rivers told the BBC, explaining that farming was her way of life.

"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."

A spokesman for the fire service said the sausages were 'fantastic' and thanked Ms Rivers for her generosity.