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‘An ecological train wreck’: Wild pigs arrive in Ontario

Roughly 51 wild pigs sightings across the province in recent years, with two recently in Norfolk County.


November 11, 2019
By CBC News

Wild pig sightings have been reported across Ontario thanks to a tip line from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), but one expert says simply monitoring them isn’t enough. The province needs to act now.

“Much like a forest fire, if you wait, that fire becomes completely out of control,” explained Ryan Brook, an associate professor at the University of Saskatchewan and director of the Canadian Wild Pig Research Project. “That’s exactly where Ontario stands right now. If they don’t get really aggressive really fast and have a action plan to find and remove these pigs very actively … there’s no question southern Ontario could support a million wild pigs.” | READ MORE

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