The Swine Invasion – Control Efforts And Research Continue

June 21, 2012

The pigs are coming!  The pigs are coming!

As the wild pig issue becomes a wider concern across the U.S., it’s pretty important for wildlife managers and agricultural interests to come up with more effective and efficient ways to control the spread.  Hunting has a place, but it’s not the only (or best) solution.  Here’s an interesting clip that discusses some of the other methods under consideration, particularly contraception.  Take a look, and tell me what you think.



3 Responses to “The Swine Invasion – Control Efforts And Research Continue”

  1. Greg C on June 27th, 2012 08:50

    Interesting solution if they can get that off the ground. Have you seen what they are going to attempt to do in the Cleveland National Forest?

    Talk about a waste of taxpayers money.

  2. Phillip on June 27th, 2012 09:10

    Pretty crazy! If they think they can treat that National Forest like an island, they’ve got another thing coming!

    In addition to the likelihood of serious cost overruns, I wonder what this will mean to other forest users? Santa Cruz Island is largely inaccessible to the public, whereas the Cleveland NF is pretty well-used by hunters, hikers, horseback riders, and so on.

    By the way, any chance you’d open up your comments section to non-members. Unless I register, I can’t comment… and I’ve already got more registrations, user names, and passwords out there than I can keep up with.

  3. Greg C on June 28th, 2012 00:06

    Its open Sir