One minute you’re rescued from being cooked by a fire, the next you’re being turned into sausages to be cooked by the people who saved you. Back in February, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters were called to a farm in the English village of Milton Lilbourne, where they rescued 18 piglets and a pair of sows from a fire. Fast-forward six months, and those firefighters feasted on sausages made from those pigs — a thank-you from the farmer.
The firefighters posted to Facebook about getting to “sample the fruits of our labor,” which they “highly recommended,” in what is probably the most morbid case of social-media marketing. A spokesperson added to the BBC that, “We can tell no porkies, the sausages were fantastic.” Not everyone was so thrilled: Responses to the story included calling it “the most vile thing I have ever heard of,” and PETA unsurprisingly showed up on the scene, telling the BBC it will send the firefighters vegan sausages. Important life lesson learned: If you eat pigs you rescue from a fire, keep it to yourself.