Lydia’s bacon saved - again

PUBLISHED: 13:00 31 August 2012

Jane Ifold who was saved Lydia the pig from slaughter five years ago.

Jane Ifold who was saved Lydia the pig from slaughter five years ago.


A VILLAGE pet has been saved from death row by an animal charity.

Lydia, who lives near Millway in Rodney Stoke, was threatened with slaughter last week because the owners of the field she called home wanted to sell the land.

But villager Jane Ifold, who originally saved her from being sold for sausages five years ago, contacted a number of animal charities to see if they would take her.

Happy Landings, based near Shepton Mallet, has now stepped in to save Lydia’s bacon.

Jane said: “Five years ago, when Lydia was born, she was the runt of the litter and the farmer didn’t want to keep her.

“But he gave her a chance after I nagged him and she became really well-known in the village.

“The children used to visit her and she became famous locally.

“Last week the farmer gave her a week to live, so I got the jungle drums going and the charity said they would take her.”

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