“To Outlaw the Cruel & Inhumane Practice of Using Dogs to Hunt Wild Hogs in the US States it’s Currently Legal.”
Florida (and other states) has a wild boar problem. Hogs are numerous, omnivorous and have no natural predators, making them one of the largest nuisance pests in the state. There are many humane options for dealing with the pigs, which do not need to involve brutally killing the pigs or putting domesticated dogs in harm’s way. However, despite the existence of alternatives, Florida and other states have exempted the use of “bait-dogs” in boar hunting. This practice is incredibly dangerous and very inhumane for the dogs and boars involved.
What is Sugar’s Hope?
We’re a grassroots effort that initially was organized to rescue “Sugar,” an injured hog hunting dog. See Sugar’s full story here.
She, like most hog dogs, is neglected and was not receiving proper care for her hunting related injuries. At approximately 9 years of age, she hadn’t even been registered, let alone given basic required immunizations and continues to live in horrible (considered acceptable by Florida States standards) conditions. Once we stepped in, her owner was forced to get her professional vet care, but was allowed to keep her. This is unacceptable.
“Sugar” was the inspiration to raise awareness about this often hidden and largely unrecognized form of animal fighting/abuse.
Our aim is to help the many “Sugars,” in Florida, and throughout the United States.
A Nine Year Old “Hog-Dog”