Out of the frying pan and into the fire … wait, that’s not right … it’s out of the fire and into the frying pan. Literally:

The firefighters then posted pics to social media enjoying their thank you gift:

PETA, as you’d expect, wasn’t happy. From the BBC:

She said: “I’m sure vegetarians will hate this.” The firefighters however said the bangers were “fantastic”.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) said the piglets were “no better off” for escaping the fire.

“We’ll be sending Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service packs of vegan sausages so that they can see how easy it is to truly be heroes for pigs – by sparing them all suffering,” said spokesman Mimi Bekhechi.

Circle of life?