VEGAN PARENT PROTESTS PIGS
PUPILS at a school in Hampshire were raising four pigs that were due to made into meat but, after a petition from a vegan parent, the pigs have been given away.
For ten years, Priestlands School in Lymington, Hampshire, has kept pigs on nearby grounds. These pigs are looked after by pupils until they’re ready to be sent to slaughter, where they’d turned into ham, bacon and sausages and sold at local butchers. The school would then work with the butchers to help give pupils a better understanding of where their meat comes from.
Upon hearing the fate of the pigs, Vincent Cook, a vegan parent of a pupil, set up a petition that said that the pigs should be returned to their owner.
The petition reached 20,000 signatures in 24 hours, and the pigs were returned. There’s no guarantee that the pigs will live longer however, as it’s thought that the original owner was a farmer.