A DEBATE has been raging over whether a school’s pigs should be slaughtered for their meat, or whether someone should step in to save their bacon.
Some people are upset that Farsley Farfield Primary School’s Gloucester old spot pigs are due to be killed so that their meat can be sold. One former pupil, Ix Willow (who is vegan), has started an online petition against the slaughter, saying it would be teaching kids that “it is okay to exploit and kill animals”.
In October, the school said that “the pigs will not be pets and will only be with us for nine months”. The headmaster is a vegetarian, and he says the pigs will teach kids about animal welfare and where their food comes from.
Many pupils and parents don’t agree with the petition. “We’re not seeing the slaughter and we don’t have anything to do with it,” 11-year-old Charlotte Heap said. “Most of us are fine with the idea.”