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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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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.

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