As most of you should know by now if you read me regularly, I’m an avid animal lover and take part in animal rescue. I’m a lover of wildlife and the environment. I’m against barbarism and cruelty in all its forms for all animal life. I know we have to kill animals to eat and live, but there are acceptable humane ways to go about this. I’m completely against the hunting/killing of animals of any kind purely to provide sport to those who enjoy the thrill of the kill.
It’s come to my attention that here in my home state, Texas, we have a feral hog population problem that has become so out of control that our governor, Rick Perry, has agreed to allow the killing of these hogs from helicopters. He is also allowing coyotes, bobcats, and red fox to be killed aerially too.
There is also a disgusting television show that has appeared on the horizon that displays the viciousness of this, encouraging the slaughter of millions of these feral hogs by hunters using a variety of night vision toys and weaponry to do their murderous deeds. The more bloody the better, apparently, in our barbaric American culture where absolute cruelty to animals is still considered sport and celebrated.
We need to get involved and join PETA in an attempt to put a stop to animal cruelty wherever it is found, and even if you don’t live in Texas, please write to Governor Rick Perry about this barbarism and demand that he find another way to stop the breeding of these hogs through sterilization or something more humane. This is possible, and control of these hogs can be handled for probably a fraction of the cost of what is being spent now to assault and torture these swine.
Feral hogs /wild boars are some of the more intelligent of creatures and the pregnant sows are being murdered with their unborn and born babies as one of the more lauded “trophies” to supposedly be proud of in this so-called “hunt.” There is no reason for this kind of cruelty to occur in a country where we consider ourselves to be a civilized people.
Please send donations to the organizations that are trying to stop this slaughter and write letters to Governor Rick Perry and even your representatives in congress to stop this. Thank you.
Rick Perry — Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711-2428
The gun-toting family on A&E’s new reality show “American Hoggers” are under fire from an animal rights group for the gruesome way the pigs are “tied up and shot” on the show … TMZ has learned.
In case you haven’t seen it — “American Hoggers” follows Jerry “Hog Boss” Campbell … and his family as they hunt and kill feral pigs … armed with hunting dogs and guns. It’s pretty graphic … even for A&E.
The show just premiered this week — and it didn’t take long for PETA to take notice. In fact, the animal rights org. has just released a statement saying, “the Campbells’ show promotes cruel animal-control measures and gross mistreatment of wildlife.”
PETA claims it acknowledges that feral pigs can be problematic in parts of Texas, but the group says, “If property owners insist on lethal control, then feral hogs should be cage-trapped and afforded a quick, painless death.”
We reached out to A&E for comment, and so far haven’t received a response.
** WARNING — the clip is very graphic **
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