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Swine Saga – The Final Frontier?

October 7th, 2011 by MUCC Staff.

Tomorrow, October 8, 2011, feral swine will officially become an invasive species in Michigan.

So brings an end to one bizarre and head-scratching saga that has engulfed the Legislature for months involving a Speaker, a Majority leader, committee chairs, department heads, Lansing lobby giants, high level chiefs of staff, and even the Governor. But does this end it?

The Senate on Thursday did not take up legislation designed to set up regulations for sporting swine ranches, which will now allow a DNR order naming feral swine as invasive species to take effect.

Saturday, October 8th will be a life changing day for Michigan feral swine.

A Senator who supported the legislation said that supporters will still work to see that the DNR’s order is not carried out, perhaps a sign that this story is not yet over.

MUCC will continue to follow this situation, so stay tuned.

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  • Rayotte

    That’s a wart hog.

  • Bigmac48195

    We need to be able to get rid of these wild hogs while in the woods as they are encountered. With out the government getting involved. I know if I see one while out hunting it will be a dead hog. MAC

  • Docbade

    This page said little if anything functional especially if someone is new to this issue. The facr that you included a photo of an african wart hog in you discussion only further stresses the fact that the article did not hit it’s mark.

    • Amy Trotter

      Please check out our new video on the home page, I hope that will help you get up to speed on the issue. But if you have any further questions, please let us know!

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