An estimated 750,000plus feral hogs have been killed each of the past few years in Texas.
Texas law designates the non-native feral hogs as unprotected, non-game animals and imposes almost no restrictions on when, how or how many of the hogs can be taken.
They can be hunted and killed year-round, day or night; shot from aircraft; trapped in pens; attracted by bait; taken in any number.
And Texans have responded to the opportunity.
Recreational hunters take an estimated 600,000 feral hogs a year, finding the wild swine a challenging hunting quarry and wonderful on the table.
Commercial trappers using livecatch pens annually take and sell to wild game processors another 70,000 or so of the pigs.
Another 50,000 or more are killed by Texas Wildlife Services and private firms hired by landowners to knock back pig populations damaging crops or property.
This is not a way to coexist with nature, we demand some regulations to be introduced and some other solutions but killing them,
like oral contraceptives in order for population to be decreased.
We will argue that they have the same right to be here, on this planet, as we do.
So let us find a way!