Please don't read this and then complain. They're your eyes. Control them.
One of our members has been castigated over the years for hunting wild pigs. I randomly ran across an article that sheds some light on the situation -- wild pigs. How did they come to be in the Americas?
Pigs were introduced into the Americas multiple times. First by Columbus... Then by Hernando de Soto.. by 1542 that pig herd grew to 700... Hernando Cortez brought pigs to New Mexico... Sir Walter Raleigh... Pigs were even introduced from Europe as late as the 1930s.
In some locations, the wild pigs are a nuisance with repeated attempts to eradicate or control their populations. So far, control has not worked.
This is from the article at [Link: unintendedconsequenc.es]
called "Don't Touch Anything."
It's worth a read. It shows pretty clearly that we people shouldn't try to alter ecosystems on purpose. It's a pretty interesting article. I forget which of our members has not only hunted wild pigs, but has been criticized for doing so. As it turns out, he's hunting creatures that were improperly introduced to the ecosystem they live in... so who's to say he's wrong?
The whole situation was brought about by people who did not understand, and who did not know that they did not know that they did not understand. Those would be any people who want to introduce a species to an area new to them. Environmental ecosystems are more complicated than we understand now, and they have always been so.