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2,000 Feral Pigs Sentenced to Death!! Act Now to Save Them!

The wild pigs of Ohio's Wayne National Forest are being systematically baited, trapped and shot to death -- all in an unconscionable cull by the USDA Forest Service and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Wildlife.

Not only are government officials ruthlessly killing the pigs, but they're calling on the public to shoot them, too!


"We encourage folks to opportunistically harvest wild swine when they encounter them when they are in the woods hunting," said Craig Hicks, a USDA employee and Ohio's "feral-swine coordinator."

 

The killers claim that slaughtering the pigs will protect the environment, because the animals dig mud-holes and eat the plants. But this so-called "invasive" species only lives in Ohio because humans brought pigs over from Europe. Humans are a far greater threat to the environment than feral pigs, and we have no right to simply kill them in an ill-conceived scheme to undo our own mistakes.

To make matters worse, unethical and biased reporting by The Columbus Dispatch shows just one side of the story, using the term "nuisance animals," quoting Hicks saying "Feral swine are an ecological train wreck," and even supplying phone numbers for people to report any wild swine they see. This blatant support of violence to animals is irresponsible, dangerous, and a poor excuse for journalism.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

1. Send a letter to the editor at The Columbus Dispatch letting them know it's wrong to encourage the killing of animals. Use this form to send your letter: http://www.dispatch.com/content/pages/opinion/send-letter-to-editor.jsp

2. Send a letter to the USDA Forest Service demanding that they use nonviolent alternatives, such as sending the pigs to an animal sanctuary. Contact information:

Mailing address:
USDA Forest Service
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, D.C.
20250-1111
Phone: (800) 832-1355
Email form: http://www.fs.fed.us/about-agency/contact-us

Please act now to save these innocent pigs!

Comments

  • Nilanjana Chatterjee Saturday, 18 February 2017

    Please save the pigs

  • Jo Ardell Friday, 17 February 2017

    Animals have a right to live on this Earth. Why do humans say not? Please leave the animals alone.

  • Christina Kazantza Thursday, 16 February 2017

    humans should be erased from the fade of this planet. all through our history through the ages all we have to show is slaughter mayhem and nothing else

  • harleen Thursday, 16 February 2017

    Live peacefully and let others live too !they are part of nature as well ..

  • Alexandra Greeff Saturday, 28 January 2017

    Please take action.

  • Audry Collins Friday, 09 September 2016

    stop the murder and cruelty

  • Emilyn Baxter Friday, 09 September 2016

    Not cool. :(

  • Chantel ramnanan Thursday, 08 September 2016

    Absolutely terrible

  • Jeaneth Rincón Thursday, 08 September 2016

    Why you have to be so horrible with animals??

  • Sylvia Thursday, 08 September 2016

    We human are everywhere and destroying everything but we never got punish?! Not even the people who did criminal activity are killed like that ?! LEAVE THEM ALONE !!! REMEMBER KARMA

  • dylen Thursday, 08 September 2016

    Save the lives!

  • Nanni corbell Thursday, 08 September 2016

    Leave them alone!

  • Susan schlueter Thursday, 08 September 2016

    Why should anybody slaughter these innocent pigs? Such a shame.

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