Feral Hogs

I used to troll Ukrainian nationalists by saying that Ukraine’s economic and demographic decline will lead to a country of wild boars and feral hogs. And while, I may have been exaggerating, something that brings us closer to the ideal has happened in the Poltava Region…

In the village of Kizlovka, almost hundred of hogs have escaped from a local farm where they were allegedly held in unsatisfactory conditions. They are feeding on the produce of local fields, which is driving many locals to despair, since many rural Ukrainians depend on what they themselves grow. They can’t eat the pigs since they are the property of the farmer from whom they escaped. It is said they are hard to catch as they act aggressive towards humans, they became feral, and would defend their freedom…




TSN report (in Ukrainian)