Friday 18 June 2021

Pigggies not offed

image captionVolunteers had been going to the woods to feed Matilda

A litter of piglets has been saved from slaughter after their mother escaped from a farm and gave birth in woodland.

Matilda and her piglets, dubbed the "Ollerton 11", were discovered by a dog walker in Nottinghamshire on Monday.

An animal charity had hoped to rescue the pigs from the woodland, but the farm rounded them up three days after they were found.

The farm has now handed over the pigs on the condition a planned demonstration is called off.

More than 5,000 people had also signed a petition to let Brinsley Animal Rescue save the pigs.

The pigs will be looked after at the rescue centre in Nottinghamshire to start with, but a permanent home has been found for them at Surge, an animal sanctuary elsewhere in the Midlands.

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