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Wild Hogs — Hunt (or Trap), Shoot — And Let’s Make Excellent Barbecue! by Miguel A. Faria

Perry, Georgia attorney Larry Walker penned an interesting article in the Telegraph (Macon) on wild hogs and described their increasing destruction of flora, fauna, and property — a scourge and a serious concern to citizens in more than 40 states. Moreover, the multiple stories about wild hogs rampaging the land and the recent woman killed …

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Wild hogs (revisited) in Louisiana — Catch and release operations? by Miguel A. Faria, MD

It seems the problem with wild hogs persists despite my previous analysis and advice. Since this is a topic I seem inclined to write about, let’s revisit it. A recent article in The Advocate, a Baton Rouge newspaper, laments “a booming wild hog population.” The article went on to explain Louisiana lawmakers are considering drastic …

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Cuba — (Part II): The Hunter and the Hunted in the Lost Caribbean Paradise

As we pointed out in Part I of this article, in Cuba all natural resources are at the disposal of the Revolution ­ i.e., Fidel Castro and his ruling elites. Cuban ecologists who speak out are quickly silenced, and so national treasures like the tropical forests of the Ciénaga de Zapata, the marshland areas adjacent …

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Cuba — (Part I): The Silent War Against the Environment

While the Cuban lobby in Congress, led by the Progressive Caucus and the Democratic Socialists of America and even some misguided Republicans, like Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., in an ungodly alliance with the well-financed captains of agricultural industries and mega-corporations (e.g., Archer-Daniels-Midland, Cargill and confreres in the agribusiness industry) (1-3) continue to clamor for opening …

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Iraq and Cuba — Fitting Pieces in the West Nile Virus Puzzle?

The latest news, as reported by UPI and carried in the NewsMax.com wires, has not underestimated the seriousness of the infection caused by the West Nile virus. Indeed, in Louisiana, which has already reported five deaths so far, Lt. Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who doubles as the head of the state’s tourism agency, announced on Aug. …

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Gore’s Environmental Hypocrisy; Castro’s Chernobyl

Although it is not yet mid-autumn (and we are already experiencing record low temperatures in certain areas of the country), presidential candidate Al Gore, you can be sure, will continue to preach about the perils of global warming, ozone depletion, and the burning of fossil fuels. In fact, environmental and ecological concerns about the latter …

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