Trends & Talkers: Pig HuntersUPDATED 8:48 PM HST Apr 23, 2014Video Transcript
over eradication duties in Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden in Kaneohe? Lots of you writing in about that tonight. The move could save city taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars. From October 2007 to September 2013, the city gave the United States Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services Branch more than $350-thousand dollars to control the pig population there. But the pigs are back, and now pig hunters association of Oahu says, they'll trap the pigs in cages - no guns - and they'll do it all for free. On our facebook page, Fred Woo says, "If they use traps, I have no quarrels with that ....it's just the guns, dogs, and arrows that I would be worried about. it's a win win for the city." Anne Nihipali Priess has some questions, writing, "I'm just wondering if there'll be lawsuits if someone is bit by a hunter's dog. considering that there's camps and fishing in the park." And Wendy Kealoha thinks, "It's a solution to the overgrowing wild boar population, saves us tax payers money, and the hunters can enjoy their sport... as long as their "kill" is used for food consumption." Mayor Kirk Caldwell supports the idea of allowing pig hunters into the botanical garden, but logistics need to be worked out. What do you think of the plan? Head to facebook and let us know. Paula?