Livestock now an "Invasive Species"

Discussion in 'Animal Welfare' started by Hoosier8, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. jackdog

    jackdog Well-Known Member

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    Don't know the whole story here but feral hogs are extremely dangerous and destructive animals. I am not a meat hunter by nature but would shoot a coyote or feral pig on sight
     
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    I saw a doc on the damage boars do when they get free. Quite nasty. The farmers who don't properly contain them should be responsible and anyone in the surrounding area should be able to shoot them on sight then bill the place they escaped from. makes perfect sense. The govt shouldn't have to get involved. Let the neighbors who's land is being damaged, drop the pig corpses on the front stoops of the business.
     
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    silhouette posted:
    "...professional snipers who do nothing 7 days a week in shifts but hunt wild boar in the places where they've become problematic..."

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    Wow! Hades must be frozen over. silhouette & I in agreement twice in the same thread.

    Not only declare a 52-week-per-year open season on wild hogs but also offer a bounty and have the wild hogs taken cut up for export pork. Anybody who knows swine can instantly tell the difference between wild and domesticated swine. there are a lot of unemployed hunters out there who could put a big hurt on the wild hog population.
     
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    Yep, a BIG hurt.

    So why not raid large-scale pig farms too? Maybe you should read the whole story..and between the lines too.. This is just another organized corporate oligarchy putting its foot on the neck of small business. In this case it's BigAgri pinning down small pig farmers. Just like solar thermal energy and BigOil's foot on its neck, an effective way of turning a profit spread out over small-scale is a HUGE threat to established monopolies. Pigs are relatively easy to raise and have one of the highest and quickest manifestation of meat to feed ratios in meat production. And you can use more of a hog than any other slaughter animal per pound on the hoof to packaged weight.

    Let the hunters loose. Pay down the debt to China.

    You're welcome.
     
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    Dat's what Granny calls lib'rals - stinkbugs...
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    Summer heat brings back the stink bugs
    Pest numbers increased 60%
     
  6. fiddlerdave

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    I get so sick of people who can't even BOTHER to read what I have written while they go off and try be clever (and FAIL!).

    Having slaughtered THOUSANDS of animals with axes and blades, and MADE my own jackets and boots and other clothes after having good dinners, and partially supported myself doing so, I feel qualified to comment on these SELFISH A$$HOLES who THINK they have a RIGHT TO DESTROY OUR ECOSYSTEMS with IMPORTED VICIOUS and DESTRUCTIVE SPECIES so they can make a quick buck with NO investment in proper enclosures, tools, and facilities and the DIPWADS that STUPIDLY SUPPORT THEM in the DESTRUCTION of AMERICA'S LANDS!
     
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    Aren't you and the other libs a little late dealing with this threat to Mother Earth?

    The first hogs escaped from the Spanish explorers 500 years ago and have been part of the eco-system ever since.
     
  8. fiddlerdave

    fiddlerdave Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    There is only ONE species of hog? And they only "decided" to start trashing the Northeast just a few years ago???? :roll:

    This kind of simplistic excuse-mongering makes a joke of the Right, if you ever wonder why your opinions are NOT taken seriously.

    Its funny to watch the Righties SCREAM their head off in places like Texas, where their farms and yards are being ripped up by particular species of hog invasions, THESE SO-CALLED "CONSERVATIVES" want the TAXPAYER to clean up the mess the PREVIOUS "self-sufficient" hog growers created.

    Righties switch from "freedom-lovers" to "regulation-lovers" the MOMENT the guy next door starts dumping his old oil or burning his tires.
     
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    Just imagine if they ever tried to treat humans like this.
     
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    Having raised pigs I know what a problem they can be. I always had mine contained in a pen within a pasture that was also fenced. With me it was never a guess as to if they would escape but when. Thankfully with a feed bucket and a strong rope we always managed to get them all back. But feral hogs cause millions of dollars in damage every year. But I do think that they should let people that raise hogs sell them rather than having them shot or confiscated. I have sold several hogs at auction and see many go through twice a month.
     
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    The best tasting hog I ever raised was a boar hog...535 lbs hanging weight...with intact testicles and raised on thrown out produce and corn. We also fed a few acorns and chestnuts. And unfortunately acorns seem to make hogs grow faster.
     
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    Well, not in the U.S. Hogs are an introduced species from Europe. They are no more natural than pythons in the Everglades.
     

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