Auckland Island pigs: ‘It’s a big call to eradicate them’

Auckland Island piglets. Photo: Flickr/Jon Sullivan

The Department of Conservation’s efforts to cull Auckland Island pigs are being labelled a crime against humanity by the Rare Breeds Conservation Society. The pesky porcines are killing native plants, insects and seabirds – but they’re also the only completely virus-free pig species, which scientists think could hold revolutionary remedies to diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and […]

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