Manitoba Pork launches wild pig reporting program
by Cory Knutt, Portage Online (Canada)
May 10 2022
Manitoba Pork, in partnership with the Government of Canada and the Province of Manitoba, is launching the Squeal on Pigs campaign.
Squeal on Pigs is designed to help spread awareness of the significant issue of invasive wild pigs and to allow Manitobans to report sightings.
Movements can now be reported via squealonpigsmb.org or toll-free at 1-833-SPOT-PIG (1-833-776-8744).
“It is critical that proactive measures be taken to protect the health of animals in our province’s pork industry, and this is why our government is pleased to have joined other supporters to invest in the Manitoba Invasive Swine Eradication Project”, said Manitoba Agriculture Minister Derek Johnson. “Manitoba Pork’s new communications and awareness initiative is another tool to help bring rapid disease detection that leads to an effective response and ensures the continued welfare of the sector.”
The goal of Squeal on Pigs campaign is to identify where wild pigs are in Manitoba, control their spread, and remove as many pigs as possible from the landscape.
“Our province is at an ecological and environmental crossroads when it comes to dealing with the threat of wild pigs,” said Dr. Wayne Lees, project coordinator, Manitoba Invasive Swine Eradication Project...