Beatty said, “We have been flooded with calls and e-mails from all over the world inquiring about the health of Ash who was smuggled into the Gabba during the first Test. We’re hoping he’ll make a full recovery.

“The pig is still very stressed but is starting to recover. He was brought into the ground as a joke but they taped his mouth and he could not breath
properly. The accused faces charges of cruelty to animals and will probably be fined at least a thousand dollars.

“Australia is an animal loving country. A pig was brought to the ground in the 80s but it was released on the pitch after being smuggled in a cooler. Almost all the calls and e-mails that we received have expressed outrage over the incident.”