Category: INVASION BIOLOGY

The Feral Pig "Problem" Part V

The Feral Pig Problem – Part V: Sources and Comments In addition to the specific links included in each installment, which I have not repeated, I have included a list of books below and remarked on what I found important about them. Across the board, they have informed my thinking on these topics.

The Feral Pig “Problem” – Part IV

Part I: Background Part II: A Brief History of Pigs, Pork and People Part III: The Growth of “Efficient” Factory Farms Part IV: Meat Factory Pollution and Public Health   Meat Factory Pollution and Water Pollution   Comparative Wholesomeness   Free Range Pork Compared   Mad at Our Money: Economic Value of Free Range Pork

The Feral Pig “Problem” – Part III

Part I: Background Part II: A Brief History of Pigs, Pork and People Part III: The Growth of “Efficient” Factory Farms *  Animal Cruelty *  Big Pig’s Version *  The “Rest of the Story” from Forbes Magazine *  Pig Factories are Filthy  Part IV: Meat Factory Pollution and Public Health Part V: References and Comments

The Feral Pig “Problem” – Part II

Part I: Background Part II: A Brief History of Pigs, Pork and People * Free-Range Pigs in Texas * The Garbage Pig * Pig Prejudice * Big Food and the Garbage Pig Part III: The Growth of “Efficient” Factory Farms Part IV: Meat Factory Pollution and Public Health Part V: References and Comments Author’s Note:

The Feral Pig “Problem” – Part 1

Background *  The Pig “Problem” and “Solution” According to Big Wildlife *  The Root Problem: Hogging the Profits II:  A Brief History of Pigs, Pork and People III: The Growth of “Efficient” Factory Farms IV:  Meat Factory Pollution and Public Health V:   References and Comments Author’s Note: Of the many wildlife problems with which we

The Feral Pig “Problem” – Introduction

Of the many wildlife problems we struggle with in Texas, feral pigs are one of the most difficult. This five-part series examines this pig “problem.”  It asks some common sense questions, offers plain talk about the pig raising ethics, pork safety, and feral pig eradications and suggests solutions that in my opinion are self-evident once

Reversing Wildlife Extinctions? The Mammoth Cometh

Here is an example of a desirable form of genetic manipulation: repairing some of the damage humans have done to biodiversity, backfilling empty niches that make “species invasion” inevitable. There are many ways this could go wrong, but wouldn’t it be wonderful to restore some of what has been lost! NOTE: This article was written

Swan Song: New York's Wildlife Bureaucrats Intend to Eradicate Wild Swans

NOTE: this article originally appeared online at WSJ.com on January 20, 2014 New York wildlife officials are proposing to eliminate wild populations of non-native mute swans under a 10-year management plan that calls for shooting the birds, sterilizing them and destroying their eggs. But culling programs have drawn criticism.

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Panel Says Federal Wolf Plan Used Unproven Wildlife Science

It’s not that agencies intentionally misrepresent their science. They sincerely believe opinions shared within the agency are scientific by definition. NOTE: Article originally appeared in San Antonio Express News on February 7, 2014 (via Associated Press) BILLINGS, Mont. — A proposal to lift federal protections for gray wolves across most of the U.S. suffered a

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Bad News for Range and Wildlife Science: An “F” Grade for America’s Elite Colleges

American Council of Trustees and Alumni vice president of policy Michael Poliakoff on the state of the country’s most prestigious liberal arts colleges.