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Tue Jul 20, 2021, 04:44 PM

World's feral pigs produce as much CO2 as 1.1m cars each year, study finds

The climate impact of wild pigs around the world is equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions of 1.1m cars annually, according to new research.

Modelling by an international team of researchers estimates that feral pigs release 4.9m metric tonnes of carbon dioxide each year globally by uprooting soil.

Researcher Dr Christopher O’Bryan of the University of Queensland said feral pigs were one of the most widespread vertebrate invasive species on the planet.


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/19/worlds-feral-pigs-produce-as-much-co2-as-11m-cars-each-year-study-finds

Another good reason to exterminate them where they aren't native. And they've still got a lot t of room to grow; they've been spotted surviving and multiplying on the plains of Saskatchewan in -30F weather.

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 04:49 PM

1. A couple of friends and I will be doing our best to ensure there are fewer of them in September.

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 05:00 PM

2. They are very destructive and threatening

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Response to PortTack (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 07:06 PM

5. The pigs or the cars?

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 06:57 PM

3. Make for yummy road kill.

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Tue Jul 20, 2021, 07:14 PM

6. Bacon.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 07:18 PM

7. Beat me to it

I wonder what feral bacon tastes like.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 07:24 PM

9. I'm looking forward to the Baconfest this year! It was cancelled last year, but I am sure

There will be six degrees of it this year!

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