Photo: Wild Pigs in U.S. Spreading Disease, Ruining Property, Experts Say



A feral pig scratches itself against a cypress tree inside the Six Mile Cypress Slough preserve in Fort Myers, Florida.

More than four million wild pigs roam the United States, providing a way to feed the growing demand in Europe and the U.S. for wild boar meat. But critics say the animals damage property, threaten other species, and may contribute to human health risks.

Photograph courtesy Robert Repenning


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