This segment looks at the historical introductions of pigs to North America and discusses their biological and behavioral traits. In addition, the segment di...
Here's the flip side and by the way we own ten acres of mostly shaded wild woods in Mississippi that attaches to acres, if not miles more woods and land and I've still never seen a wild boar or hog. I noticed that this plea to get rid of pigs hails from Mississippi State and the land of master huntsmen...maybe pigs just don't look as cool on the wall as deer so they are sadly undesirable hunter food. I have seen occasional deer on our land.
Here I have reposted my same statement from the companion post today that states and shows the small wild pig farmer's point of view as he fights to keep his small mixed wild pig farm. The german farmer I refered to had wild boar.... We fed them without fear but with caution as they greeted us from behind his fence and I think they ate right from our hand....but maybe we put the food on the ground. They didn't try to attack us and stayed on their side as much as a domestic creature would and I would have used the same caution with domestic pigs or more caution because they often look two or three times as large as those wild ones. Our children were 9 and 10 then.
My Reposted comment:.
Kill all those wild pigs! I get it that sometimes we need to control something that is out of control.... but do we need to totally eliminate something and throw it's value away as well just as a reactive response?
Right now I'm in Saudi Arabia they will nearly kill you or maybe WILL kill you if you bring any pig into their country dead or alive...Let the pork industry love that! They generally don’t like dogs at all either. I will post the flip side of this feral pig argument (and now I have). The sad truth is many various domestic as well as feral creatures have fallen out of favor and most of us think there are only brown or white eggs from chickens.
I think there are many ways available to humans to control what we often selfishly consider pest in a more natural way. In Mississippi people love to hunt and the love to barbeque and that is true where these pigs are considered problems on this map. When I'm in Mississippi I see far more deer and I've yet to bump into a pig or boar.... Haven’t seen more than ten wild pig and boar in my whole life and I'm not young. I saw two boar fishing 40 years ago in Kentucky and a small herd kept by a farmer high in the mountains in Germany. That is it and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a free roaming pig. I think the effort to purify domestically farmed herds and eliminate any competition from hunters or small farmers makes a lot more sense to this motivation and effort to eradicate rather than control the population.