Piglets got to rest before being slaughtered
All the piglets that escaped unscathed from an accident on Wednesday night when a lorry carrying to them to the slaughterhouse overturned, have now been slaughtered. Before being slaughtered they received care and were able to rest. Most of the meat will be used for human consumption.
There were 114 piglets inside the lorry but 30 animals died, either as a result of the crash or had to be put down due to their injuries. The head veterinary authority has approved of the way the piglets were treated following the accident and that the slaughterhouse, the former owners of the pigs and the vets made sure that their welfare was put first.