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Episode 01: Wild pigs are running amok – is eating them the answer?


Episode 01: Wild pigs are running amok – is eating them the answer?

By Cheyenne Duba | March 20, 2018

Summary:

Wild pigs, also known as feral hogs, are an invasive species that damage crops, destroy habitat, and can spread diseases. To control their population, biologists and environmentalists are encouraging hunters to take action and eat these invaders.

This episode was aired on January 25, 2018.

Credits:

  • Written, narrated, and produced by Rod Lammers

References: 

  • https://www.dallasnews.com/news/news/2018/01/02/feds-test-sodium-nitrite-poison-effort-root-feral-hogs?utm_source=Texas+Tribune+Master&utm_campaign=c4e3a39a52-trib-newsletters-the-brief&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d9a68d8efc-c4e3a39a52-102085249&mc_cid=c4e3a39a52&mc_eid=610b0ae790
  • https://www.nps.gov/rlc/ogbfrec/feral-hogs-at-congaree-national-park.htm
  • http://blogs.plos.org/ecology/2017/02/01/invasive-wild-pigs-leave-a-swath-of-destruction-across-u-s-and-they-keep-spreading/
  • https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/resources/pests-diseases/feral-swine/feral-swine-damage
  • http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/28/us/hunting-ranches-resist-efforts-to-curb-feral-swine.html
  • http://eattheinvaders.org/
  • https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/07/have-you-ever-tried-to-eat-a-feral-pig/277666/