Mascot of British pig industry dies

06-08-2008 | |

Winnie, the British pig who took part in industry protests outside Parliament during a turbulent decade has died in her sleep. She was nine yeas old.

During her three-month vigil in response to unilateral legislation by the government, dual standards by supermarkets and, latterly, a global increase in feed prices, Winnie was cared for by campaigning pig farmers and became a popular tourist attraction.
In March this year, she came out of retirement to spend a day opposite Downing Street, where she met politicians and celebrities.

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