Two decades ago, somewhere between 500,000 and 2 million wild pigs roamed the United States, according to Jack Mayer, a national expert on the problem.
Now the population numbers between 2 million and 6 million. In 1982, feral pigs were documented in 17 states. Today, they are found in 44. . . .
“They eat our crops. They root up our wetlands. They compete with our native species. They damage property. They run into our cars,” said Mayer. [They also eat sheep, goats, cattle, and chickens, he said.]
But even though more cities and states are confronting the spread of the pigs, no national strategy or program exists to corral what is a cross-border problem.
So what’s to be done? Check out the full article and tell us what you think is the best solution.