I stopped reading the article after it stated Marksmen were required to shoot the pigs, Obviously with the look on the pig in the pictures face and the fact you have to be a marksmen to hit them they are clearly some kind of genetically mutated super pigs, moving about the yard at incredible speed. Its probably a good thing they are getting shot lest they take over the world or something.
Rumour has it that pigs are shipped down from the Redesdale ranges at midnight in black, unmarked trucks. I wouldn't know about that but I do know that not a single PETA campaigner has made it south of Kirkwhelpington alive. Ever. It is a bit like area 51 but with rather less sunshine.
I am glad this is the serious bit of ARRSE. Otherwise I should be saying "Jesus ****ing Christ. One of my favourite suppliers of dead pig in Northumberland cannot even spell 'Northumberland' the slack ****ing tits".
I worked on pig farms for a couple of years after leaving college and to be honest the pigs will encounter far more cruelty from some of the minimum wage tossers working on the farms than they would in this research. I definitely don't agree with anyone causing unnecessary suffering & fear to animals, but in the circumstances I would say this research is definitely needed if its saving lives. I bet they have to get in quick after shooting so the other pigs don't eat the downed one though, cannibalistic things they are!