The Early Learning Centre in Britain ditched the pig from its HappyLand Goosefeather Farm toy set after it upset some customers.
One mother realised the pig was missing from the set she bought for her daughter’s birthday when she found a pig sty and a button that made oinking noises, but no pig.
When the mother complained, she was told in an email: ‘Previously the pig was part of the Goosefeather Farm. However due to customer feedback and religious reasons this is no longer part of the farm.’ In some religions pigs are seen as unclean.
Last night the retailer did a u-turn and agreed to bring back the pigs after disappointed families complained at such a move driven by political correctness.