Monday, December 20, 2010

Feral Swine is New Invasive Species in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment signed an order to make feral swine and wild boar an invasive species starting July 11, 2011. These two species pose a great threat on the state's ecosystem, agriculture, wildlife, humans and native species. The feral swines that are in Michigan escaped from hunting or breeding facilities. Since the effective date is not until next summer, this gives legislature time to provide regulations for hunting and breeding facilities. However, if the legislature is not passed to regulate these facilities the invasive species order will go into effect which will make it illegal to possess wild boar in Michigan. Click here to read more.