America has 'out of control' population of 'super-pigs', expert says

America has 'out of control' population of 'super-pigs'

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[26 September, NZ Herald]

The wild pig population is growing rapidly in the US and causing an estimated US$2.5b in damage and control costs each year, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The wild pigs are referred to as ‘feral swine bomb’. They threaten the health of people and cause damage to property, crops, livestock, ecosystems, and cultural and historic resources, according to USDA's website. 

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