Conservation and Trapping Science

'Squeal on Pigs' campaign asks Manitobans to report sightings
May 10, 2022 10:24 ET

Elusive and destructive wild pigs are wreaking havoc on parts of the Canadian Prairies, including in Manitoba, and a campaign new to the province is seeking your help tracking the invasive species.

Manitoba Pork partnered with the federal and provincial governments to launch the Squeal on Pigs campaign.

The campaign calls on Manitobans to report sightings and movements of wild pigs on the landscape online or by phone.

“We’re seeing the damage that can happen from these wild pigs,” said Wayne Lees, coordinator of the Manitoba Invasive Swine Eradication Project and a former chief veterinary officer for the province. “They’ve been described as an ecological time bomb and they really are.”

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