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<b>In Texas, shoot as many feral pigs as you like. Just don't let your dog bite them.<br><br>
By Todd SpivaK<br><br>
Article Published Aug 24, 2006<br><br><br><br>
Self-described "hawg-dawg" fanatic Jason Schooley says he loves "those frickin' hogs."<br><br>
A few generations in the wild and cute little Porky becomes a different breed.Pickup trucks haul yapping mutts in crowded trailers through the woods in a long, tedious procession, taking an hour to travel seven miles of cratered red-dirt road.<br><br><br><br>
Homemade signs posted on trees point the way to a large grassy field where a woman wearing high-waisted Wranglers, scuffed cowboy boots and a long, frizzy mullet approaches the driver's-side window and demands a $5 entrance fee.<br><br><br><br>
On this sweltering July afternoon in Fred, a tiny Texas town 40 miles north of Beaumont, dozens of mixed breeds and pit bulls are collared and chained to trees and fence posts. Many are battle-scarred and lean, their rib cages exposed. Their forceful, incessant barking pounds the air. ...<br><br><br><br></b><br><br><a href="http://www.dallasobserver.com/Issues/2006-08-24/news/feature.html" target="_blank">http://www.dallasobserver.com/Issues...s/feature.html</a><br><br><br><br>
An article about the little-discussed "sport" of hog-doggin'. This contains some disturbing descriptions of the event so if you are upset by stuff like this, please have a care.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
What would I like to do to these back woods hillbillies? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/whack.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":whack:">
 

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Somehow I'm not sure if I want to smack the crap out of you or agree.<br><br>
I'm Texan and would not care to be called a hillbilly.<br><br><br><br>
Useing dogs to kill wild hogs should be illegal no doubt about it, it endangers the dog and is senselely cruel to the hog.<br><br>
However wild hogs are highly aggressive, they will charge and attack humans which does not bode well for children out playing in thier yards.<br><br>
Wild hogs often do attack and kill pets, farm animals and destroy natual habitat for wild life. Heck they kill wild life also. They often kill lambs and young goats and ground nesting birds.<br><br>
I have nothing good to say about wild hogs and I fully support killing wild hogs on sight, however not with a method that is cruel in more ways than one.<br><br>
They are not a native animal, they have no natural predators and they can breed prolificly and are smart enough to if there is not lots of food in the woods to come break into the house or barn, yes I did say break in.<br><br>
They carry tuberculosis and occasionaly anthrax,pseudo rabies, hog cholera, swine brucellosis.<br><br>
These are not the pigs you see on the farm, they are aggressive very very large animals who are a danger not just to humans but native wild life and domestic animals.
 

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I never said all Texans were hill billies. I am a Texan also. Born in Dallas and I now live in East Texas(where a whole hell of a lot of feral pigs live). I use the term "hill billy" in reference to those people in this story who seem to get sick pleasure out of this blood sport. I don't see anything remotely 'evolved' out of spending your free time watching, participating in and exposing your children to this activity. People pay an entrance fee to get the priveledge of watching this barbaric act. Whatever the reason, it's still cruelty.
 

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I agree it is cruelty and thank you for clearing up the hillbilly comment <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I am against animal cruelty 100%<br><br>
I find it strange I know our state has laws against dog fighting because of the cruelty and damage it inflicts on dogs but dogs fighting pigs seems like it would be even deadlier would it not?<br><br><br><br>
I know there has been moves to stop this before but there was not enough support
 
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