New legislation proposed to curb Ohio feral swine population

New legislation proposed to curb Ohio feral swine population

Lawmakers are developing a program to help eradicate the feral hog population in Ohio.

Director of State Policy and Grassroots Engagement for the Ohio Farm Bureau Whittney Bowers says feral swine cause damage and put the state’s livestock industry at risk. 

“The largest area of concern is that there’s carriers of diseases,” she says. “I mean, they can carry 30 viral and bacterial diseases and over 40 parasites that can be transmitted to humans, pets, livestock and other wildlife.”

She tells Brownfield the proposed bill highlights a plan of action.

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