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Four piglets escaped recently from a British Columbia farm, travelling over seven kilometers before they were recaptured – to be returned to the farm and eventually sent to slaughter.

Escape

The four young animals had fled Slow Train Farm unnoticed – and were seemingly nowhere to be found.

However,business owner Stephanie Bird and her husband were eventually tipped off, whena woman living on the other side of Fraser River posted about a pig sighting.

By the time that the pigs were located, they’d crossed the river and hiked seven kilometers through rugged terrain.

Recapture

While Birdand her husband attempted to collect the piglets, one reportedly becamethreatened and swam back across the river in an attempt to avoid capture.

All were eventually trapped and returned to the farm – where some or all of them will eventually be sold for meat, and sent to their deaths.

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination....