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Texas May Let Hunters Shoot Pigs From Helicopters - USATODAY.Com

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: animalwelfare, animals, habitat, slaughter, wildanimals, politics, government, Texas )

- 3772 days ago -
Millions of wild pigs weighing up to 300 pounds have been tearing up crops, trampling fences and eating just about anything in their path in Texas.


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June Marshall (395)
Thursday February 19, 2009, 6:26 pm
I hope this isn't allowed! How many other animals - all animals - would also be in harms way? And how often would a domestic animal be targeted for that of a pig? To have the shooter from above say 'Oh, it's ONLY a dog? But that 'only a dog' may be somebody's baby who is loved and cared for dearly.

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Thursday February 19, 2009, 8:23 pm
Farmers and ranchers that have firsthand knowledge of these animals will be in control of who hunts the pigs on their property. Simply getting a permit to hunt them from a chopper isn't going to give the hunter free rain to hunt anywhere he likes. Hunters will first need to get permission from land owners to hunt and then apply for the permit. Anyone that has ever hunted these wild hogs knows they are dangerous and destructive. They must be thinned to stop their intrusion into neighborhoods where children and pets would be at risk.

Mark G (36)
Friday February 20, 2009, 5:52 am
These feral hogs are extremely destructive and dangerous. We have them all over the southeast. A friend lost a pet dog to a group of these who came onto his property regularly at night and destroyed his yard and garden. The dog tried to protect the property, but they killed him. These animals are out of control in many places.

Nina T (100)
Friday February 20, 2009, 7:09 pm
If one is against aerial shooting one should be against aerial shooting of all animals...not just the pretty ones.. .like the wolves.

Martha A (8)
Friday February 20, 2009, 8:34 pm
well, they have already started doing this and you will not be able to stop it.
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