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Let hunters catch Hoomaluhia pigs


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 26, 2013

~~<p>It was completely predictable that feral pigs wreaking havoc at Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden in Kaneohe would do even more damage once the city stopped culling the animals. The city let its contract with federal trappers lapse anyway, and now, a mere three months later, park employees report that the pigs have become bolder, rooting up native plants and alarming campers as they venture further into public areas of this 400-acre oasis in suburban Oahu.</p>
<p>But rather than simply reupping the contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to remove some of the creatures, the city should pursue a novel solution with the Oahu Pig Hunters Association that would save taxpayers a little money and keep the pig carcasses out of the Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill.</p>
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It was completely predictable that feral pigs wreaking havoc at Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden in Kaneohe would do even more damage once the city stopped culling the animals. The city let its contract with federal trappers lapse anyway, and now, a mere three months later, park employees report that the pigs have become bolder, rooting up native plants and alarming campers as they venture further into public areas of this 400-acre oasis in suburban Oahu.

But rather than simply reupping the contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to remove some of the creatures, the city should pursue a novel solution with the Oahu Pig Hunters Association that would save taxpayers a little money and keep the pig carcasses out of the Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill. Login for more...



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