Feral Pigs in California Need Your Defense
  • Petitioned Pete Gomben

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Environmental Coordinator
Pete Gomben

Feral Pigs in California Need Your Defense

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      Friends of Animals

Action Alert

Feral Pigs in California Need Your Defense

The Bureau of Land Management is making plans to eradicate feral pigs in San Diego County, California. They erroneously claim that these pigs are destroying the sensitive ecosystem—even though the U.S. Forest Service estimates that there are only 300 pigs.

The BLM's plan includes the use of cage traps, corral traps, federal hunters with guns and dogs and even shooting from helicopters to exterminate the area’s population, according to a story in the San Diego Union-Tribune. This regressive proposal is estimated to cost  hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In truth, these pigs are a dynamic part of the environment in which they live—as they disperse seeds and are prey for other animals like mountain lions. They also disperse seeds through their scat, while their numbers are too small to significantly impact any fragile ecosystem.

The BLM is accepting public comments through June 26, 2011—before releasing a plan. It’s important for animal advocates to weigh in and tell the BLM. to neither harm nor kill the feral pigs.  A hands-off approach to wildlife ensures that animals balance their own populations—the way nature intended.

To offer comments, please send to:

Mr. Pete Gomben
Environmental Coordinator
Cleveland National Forest
10845 Rancho Bernardo Road 
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92127

Comments may also be emailed in a Word (.doc) rich text format (.rtf), portable document format (.pdf) or text (.txt) format to pgomben@fs.fed.us.

The deadline is June 26th. If you are a California resident, be sure to include this information—as your tax dollars contribute to this simple-minded atrocity.

After 30 days of public comment that ends June 26, the Forest Service will draft an environmental assessment plan for the project, and the public will have 30 days to comment on that. A public meeting also will be held for more comment before the plan is launched.

 

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    • K S LEICESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 3 years ago

      save all wildlife!

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    • Ruth Serra CLEARWATER, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      God holds us accountable for how we treat animals!

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    • B O DARIEN, CT
      • about 3 years ago

      Add a comment...

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    • Denise LaChance LOS ANGELES, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      Why is confining and killing animals the BLM's response to every problem? Have you no knowledge? No imagination? No humanity? It seems that way. I'm ashamed that you are part of the government of the United States and object to my tax dollars funding your activities.

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