Sample Petition Letter

Wild hogs are a major problem in Florida, as well as in other states. The species has no natural predators, is omnivorous and re-populates very quickly, it is because of these traits that wild hogs are a force hard to reckon with. There are many control methods used, some of them very inhumane. Currently it is legal for dogs to be used in wild hog hunting in many states. This is extremely dangerous for the dogs involved and leads to inappropriate practices elsewhere.

Dogs involved in hunting are likely to be seriously injured by the hogs. Dogs get trampled, bitten, pierced by tusks and may be infected with diseases that pigs carry. The hogs are frightened, outnumbered and suffer a painful death.

We urge you to propose a ban on hunting wild pigs with dogs in order to put a stop to these inappropriate behaviors. Please consider other methods of wild pig population control, such as designating land for hogs to be displaced to, and controlling breeding of the species. Allowing dogs to hunt them is inhumane and unnecessary.