Swamp and Bio I believe you guys and what you are saying. Bio i don't think your pictures are fake. But you still have to look at the fact that people with hobby farms, which we have alot of here in Michigan, can go out buy a bunch of pigs and put them in a pen that might not hold them. And there is nothing you and I can do to stop them. Yet we want to shut down an industry that is possibly only responsible for some of the pigs that escaped.Poz...I think you underestimate how difficult it is to locate a very small population of hogs, let alone get a crack at them. To anyone who has made the effort, the lack of sightings is completely understandable.
As we approach the deadline for the high fences, It doesnt appear that they are making a very serious effort to get rid of them. Maybe they are hoping for an injunction. At this point I would not be surprised if we see a sudden spike in escapes when the deadline nears. It was rumored that the escaped hogs east of houghton lake were something less than accidental.......And the owners recovery effort was certainly lacking in enthusiasm.
We have the pork industry studying free ranging pig farms here in Michigan with Michigan state university. Look at the pictures these farm posted on their websites. Huge fields with nothing but a 3ft chicken fence holding the pigs in. Where is the outcry about the potential of pigs escaping from these facilities. There isn't any. Why?. Could it the pork industry has some pull. Why aren't you guys concerned about these free ranging farms.
also many maps show a possible migration of these pigs coming up from the south. It's not skipping over states, they're spreading their territory northward. Should we shut down an industry for something that could be happening naturally