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Publication/Event date: 2012-06-05
Publication name: The Herald-Tribune 
URL for more info: http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20120605/ARTICLE/120609804?p=1&tc=pg
Summary: 
SARASOTA - A controversial proposal to allow nighttime hunting of wild hogs with dogs and knives in a nature preserve was temporarily shelved on Tuesday by county commissioners.

Facing public opposition from animal rights activists who sent more than 75 emails denouncing the plan, the county commission decided it needed more information about possible alternatives to the hunt. County and regional officials had suggested a pair of three-day night hunts in December and March 2013 to cull wild hogs they say are out of control and tearing up the pristine wilderness habitat.

The proposal will come back to the commission within 30 days.

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Wednesday, 13 June 2012 16:46

Wednesday letters; Trap the hogs

Letter to The Herald-Tribune editor from the head of Sarasota In Defense of Animals, Elise Matthes:
Publication/Event date:
2012-06-13
Publication name: The Herald-Tribune
URL for more info: http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20120613/LETTERS/306139999/2163/OPINION
Summary:
Animal advocates involved with the wild hog issue understand the need for population control and agree that hogs can cause a lot of damage with rooting; however, not the hunting with dogs method that the Sarasota County commisioners will be voting on at their meeting at 9 a.m. June 27.
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