Gosh, I almost skipped over this interesting article about wild pigs in Virginia, thinking it was either about our state politicians, or just another jab at people's habit of overeating at Thanksgiving.
But no, it's the interesting tale of wild pigs in Virginia, and by extension, wild pigs in many areas of the U.S. where the problem is actually much more serious than here. I'd heard before of concerns about wild pig populations across the U.S. but hadn't really focused on the reasons. The main one is something that probably doesn't occur to us, i.e. that much like deer and rats, which also tend to uncontrolled overpopulation, are destructive - destructive of crops, and even of forests. They can also be dangerous.
I'm sure there will be bleeding hearts who seek to block any plans to reduce the pig population, yet it appears to be necessary, and I'm all for it if the solution is to hunt more of them, because boar is a great addition to menus, either at home or in restaurants.