Sebastian Carr cares for his British Saddleback pigs and keeps his family and friends supplied with pork.

Sebastian Carr adores his rare breed British Saddleback pigs and tends to them lovingly through their lives, including on their final journey.

Once a quarter, his mother Elisabeth rings up his primary school on a Monday morning to tell them he will be late because he is on the way to the abattoir. Ten-year-old Sebastian also loves bacon, sausages and roast joints and believes pork tastes better if the animals are happy and meet their end without having suffered stress. He has just been named Young Member of the Year by the British Saddleback Breeders’ Club, which is dedicated to a breed listed as vulnerable by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, with just 300 registered breeding females.

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