19 February 1998
Rasher the pig launches dash for life

THE Tamworth Two appear to have started a trend – Rasher, a brother of Butch and Sundance who escaped last month – ran off as he was being loaded onto a van taking him for slaughter.

He slipped through the arms of owner Mike Hawker after barging him aside and jumping over a paddock fence.

He was captured last night three miles from the farm in Allington, Wiltshire, by animal sanctuary owner Kevin Stinchcombe, who plans to reunite him with his brothers.

  • The Daily Telegraph 19/02/98 page 3