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Loose pig more of a threat than farmer thinks

Published: Thursday, April 10, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

I am prompted to write after reading the front-page article in the April 5 SV Weekend on the roaming hog at the Mobil gas station.

I would first like to say that I think it’s quite rude for Mr. Koster to poke fun at the young man in the accompanying photo. Most of us are not hog farmers and not familiar with what a hog might do if it should approach us.

Kudos to the young man for playing it safe, and shame on you, Mr. Koster, for poking fun at his expense for your irresponsibility. 

The same hog getting loose from its pen twice on the same day? Sounds like you aren’t too concerned about keeping your livestock inside the fences. I dread the thought of what could happen if one of your hogs is roaming on Polo Road or state Route 2 in the dark of night.

Motorcycle weather is here. What if a cyclist hits one of your hogs in the dark?

I can imagine how tragic the outcome could be. Can you, Mr. Koster?

Hopefully, you will be putting up some more reliable fencing, either by your own better judgement or by intervening law requiring you to do so. 

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