ANIMAL rights protestors have bombarded a primary school with objection emails over its scheme to rear pigs.

Colchester Animal Defenders has sent more than 400 emails to Peasenhall Primary School in Suffolk.

The group is opposing the school allowing its 25 pupils to raise three pigs before they are sent to be slaughtered for their meat.

A spokesman for Peasenhall Primary School said some of the emails were "foul and abusive".

Liza Moore, head of Colchester Animal Defenders, defended the vocal campaign.