A farmer whose piglets were saved from a barn fire has served the animals up as sausages to thank the firefighters who rescued them.

The baby pigs and two sows were freed by firefighters when a barn went up in flames in February.

The farmer promised she would present the firefighters with organic sausages. Six months later she did just that and the firefighters cooked them on a barbecue grill.

However, the farmer and firefighters have faced backlash from some who found the situation offensive although ironic.

The piglets were just two weeks old when firefighters saved their bacon and they were turned into sausages after being fattened up.

The firemen wrote on social media,

Huge thank you to Rachel Rivers for dropping them off for us to sample. Highly recommended by Pewsey fire station crew and if any one of our followers is having a bank holiday BBQ this weekend then check out these sausages, they are fantastic.

The fire station later removed the story of the sausages from its Facebook page and apologized for any offense caused.

Peta said it would be sending the firefighters packs of vegan sausages.

Peta’s director of international programmers, said

These poor piglets were no better off for escaping the fire, only to be put back into it six months later after being subjected to the horrifying experience of the slaughterhouse

That may be true, but the firemen seemed to enjoy the sausage.

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