FOUR pigs are being allowed back into a rural school after a vegan parent failed to stop a pig-rearing scheme.
The scheme is to return to the Priestlands School in Hampshire, UK after it was supported by parents.
A survey completed by 1,000 parents revealed 97 per cent were in favor of the scheme which had run for 10 years before a vegan parent complained.
A letter sent out by Priestlands School head teacher Peter Main said: “I would like to thank all of you who participated in our survey.
“We had almost 1000 replies with 97% of parents responding yes to the question, ‘should Priestlands School continue to raise pigs for meat.’
“We hope we can now move forward in a way that will ensure all parties are fairly represented and satisfied.”
Earlier this year, the rural secondary school was targeted by animal rights activists after a newly vegan parent raised concerns about the project.
Parent Vincent Cook, who complained, is still in talks with the school.
He said: “I’m happy for the school to keep pigs but I am against it being involved in the slaughter process. Children should be taught to protect and nurture animals—it’s about teaching them proper compassion.”
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