URGE the USDA not to Shoot and Kill the Stray Pot-Bellied Pigs in Puerto Rico
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Not only did Hurricane Maria impact the stray dog problem in Puerto Rico, but it also displaced many Pot-Bellied pigs that residents had kept as pets. This has led to an over-population of stray pigs living on the streets of El Cano, with an estimate of 360 in total.
By MID SEPTEMBER - the USDA has "quietly" decided to trap all the pigs, take them to a landfill and SHOOT them! This includes pregnant moms and their babies! (see video above)
The USDA needs to know that this is unacceptable.
Puerto Rico is NOT a third world country, but rather a commonwealth of the United States and we need to set precedence where HUMANE solutions are required and implemented.
Please URGE the USDA and the Governor of Puerto Rico to designate a piece of land to use as a sanctuary for the pigs. Local rescue groups, along with WUFAW, can then better manage the situation by providing spay and neuter to control the population and start an adoption program locally and internationally.
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