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  McQueen the Pig's 'great escape' from abbatoir
Updated 15 August 2002, 11.21
Hunting for McQueen
A pig who escaped from an abattoir in Scotland has been getting lots of support from celebrity animal lovers who want to save his bacon.

Locals and police are on the look-out for the escaped porker who has been nicknamed McQueen.

That's because of actor Steve McQueen's famous break-out in the 1963 film The Great Escape.

The abattoir where McQueen escaped from
The abattoir where McQueen escaped from
The black boar didn't fancy a life on the supermarket shelves so hoofed it over a nearby wall and across a golf course - to freedom.

Celebs and animal campaigners have offered loads of money for him to be re-homed in an animal sanctuary.

But that can only happen once the fugitive is caught.

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