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    More info in the story below. It sounds like they got them all.

    https://toronto.citynews.ca/2021/12/...ering-trapped/

    14 wild boars on the loose in Pickering trapped and euthanized after weeks-long search
    By Nick Westoll Posted Dec 7, 2021, 4:56PM EST.Last Updated Dec 7, 2021, 7:30PM EST.

    The Ontario government is reporting more than a dozen wild boars seen roaming in north Pickering have been trapped after a weeks-long search.

    Morgan Kerekes, an Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry spokesperson, told CityNews on Tuesday that 11 wild pigs were captured by staff at the end of November while the last three boars were trapped on Monday.

    She said in a statement crews over the past several weeks installed trail cameras and bait traps in areas where property owners reported seeing 14 boars.

    However, Kerekes said the boars were “humanely euthanized and will be sent for necropsy and research.”

    “Through this research, we will learn about the condition of wild pigs in Ontario, potential diseases and pathogens and outcomes will inform future management,” she wrote.

    “The ministry considers many factors in determining the appropriate method for removing wild pigs from the natural environment, such as whether wild pigs could be a vector for disease, if they are breeding in the wild or are causing damage, and whether ownership can be determined.”

    It was on Nov. 5 when ministry officials first reported receiving reports of the wild pigs, believed to be Eurasian wild boar, near the hamlets of Brougham and Claremont. It wasn’t clear where the boars came from. In the days that followed, the number of reports grew and so did the fears of reproduction.

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    Never heard of fluffnutter. Now I’m hungry

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    How about find some volunteers to take them-sign a waiver -dispatch them under MNRF supervision(just so they are not let go alive)-and voila.
    Money saved-meat used-happy recipients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanO View Post
    A neighbor tried to give garden produce like eggplant and zucchini to a food bank. The manager of the food bank said they'd tried to provide garden products (along with a recipe) and the patrons wouldn't take it. Basically if it isn't prepackaged or in a can they didn't want it. Supports what you said.
    Yeh Dan I have relatives who worked for 40 years down at the Scott Mission in Toronto. They would get crates of fresh asparagus donated and could not give it to the clients, they did not know what to do with it. But the frozen fries from Mc Cain's were a bit hit.

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    It's a shame the government didn't permit some local trapper or trappers to trap them and take care of them, which would eliminate a ton of government spending and waste, at the same time let the meat get used for something positive.
    But government employees can't think that far.

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    I wonder if that sounder got all the attention because it hit the news feed. I haven’t heard a peep about the ones near Seaforth.

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    Dam their goes my holiday hog hunt!!! Lol

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    Suck the meat will go to waste and the money for euthanasia. The upside it's not just a spay/neuter release program that cost alot more.
    Last edited by Candice_h; December 8th, 2021 at 05:22 PM.
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    Last edited by cantgetright; December 9th, 2021 at 12:26 PM.

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    Safe to say I'm surprised. I was convinced the MNR wouldn't lift a finger. But this is definitely a huge success. 14 is a lot of pigs for Ontario. I hope this trend continues, but I'll both be happy and a bit sad if they succeed. Happy for farmer and the ecosystem but sad I'll have to go to the states for a pig hunt lol.
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