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Dr. John “Jack” Mayer: Wild pigs

Dr. John “Jack” Mayer, from the Savannah River National Laboratory, will be available for interviews on Thursday, May 23, from 2-4 pm ET.

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Interview opportunity available:

Thursday, May 23, from 2-4 p.m. ET

A growing population of more than 7 million wild pigs in 35 states (and counting) causes billions of dollars in damage to property, crops, ecosystems, other resources each year. Recently published data show that, globally, wild pigs attack and kill an average of 8.6 people each year—making wild pigs more deadly to humans than all shark species combined.

Available expert:

Dr. John “Jack” Mayer is a research scientist and manager at the Savannah River National Laboratory. He can discuss:

  • Where wild pigs live, and why their range is expanding so quickly;
  • The implications of their arrival in new places;
  • The types of damage they cause; and
  • Strategies and tools for managing wild pigs—and how well they work.

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