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Feral Hog Massacre Video

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Feral Hog Massacre Video, also known as World Record for Hogs Eliminated in Less Than 30 Seconds, is a viral video showing a group of farmers driving in a truck and shooting a large number of wild hogs using automatic weapons with night vision goggles and laser sights equipped. The video, uploaded in late August 2023, sparked viral debates and discourse online as some perceived it as excessively violent and over-the-top while others disagreed noting that feral pigs are often invasive and damage the environment or property.


The wild hog massacre video, titled "World Record for Hogs Eliminated in Less Than 30 Seconds," was first posted to YouTube on August 29th, 2023, by the channel Ultimate Night Vision, where it received over 1.9 million views and 29,000 likes in the course of one month (shown below).[1]

According to Ultimate Night Vision, feral hogs are an invasive species and a persistent problem in Texas. Hunting them is legal at any time of day and "our goal is to eradicate as many hogs as we can in the most efficient way possible." Feral hogs reportedly cost the state's farmers over $500 million per year and cost Americans a reported $1.5 billion annually in damages and control costs.[10] The preferred method of extermination for many is the use of firearms such as AR-15 rifles and other weapons. The practice has been controversial given the ongoing gun control debate in the United States.[2]

Supporters of hog-shooting argue that it is more environmentally friendly than using traps or poison, which can harm other kinds of wildlife or farm animals. Accounts such as Ultimate Night Vision frequently post footage of hog hunts, as well as footage of farmers shooting coyotes and other animals.


Virality On X

On September 28th, 2023, the X account @Troviary, with the username Dystopian World, posted an excerpt of the Ultimate Night Vision video. The account, which frequently posts shock videos, watermarked and then repeatedly reposted and promoted the hog-shooting video.[3] The video earned over 25,000 likes and 12,000 reposts in four days.

Dystopian World @Troviary Sep 28 Shocking video shows 3 farmers spaming their Laser AR-15 on hogs to protect their plantation from being eaten. 2,654 12K ㄱ 0:01/0:42 x @Troviary-Dystopian World 25.3K ₁13.8M K

Right-leaning internet news aggregator and X account @CatchUpFeed took the video and reposted a version of it on October 1st, 2023, without Troviary's watermark.[4] Internet personality Ian Miles Cheong then shared that version of the video later that day. Cheong received over 66,000 likes and almost 10,000 reposts over the course of 24 hours and sparked a lively debate over the treatment of animals.[5]

t lan Miles Cheong @stillgray Oct 1 This is how you deal with wild hogs. Can anyone think of a better solution? From Catch Up 8,033 MERED t 9,856 0:05/0:42 66K il₁ 24M 7 ↑


Some online found the methods used in the video excessive and grotesque as it resulted in a viral debate. For example, on October 1st, 2023, X user @jakeshieldsajj called the hunters "weak pathetic cowards(s)," earning over 12,000 likes in a day (seen below, left).[6]

Others expressed support for the shooting of feral hogs, writing that those who thought the video was barbaric didn't understand the scope of the feral hog menace. For example, X user @Lead_Flinger, who earned over 1,400 likes in a day on October 1st, compared them to plague rats (seen below, right). [7]

Jake Shields @jakeshieldsajj Shooting animals from a truck or helicopter makes you a weak pathetic coward 0:32 lan Miles Cheong @stillgray Oct 1 This is how you deal with wild hogs. Can anyone think of a better solution? Subscribe 11:56 AM Oct 1, 2023 3.8M Views . MR. LEADSLINGER @Lead_Flinger People getting mad at wild hog eradication obviously have no idea how destructive these things are to agriculture. They're like plague rats. Kidge @wormworxs · Oct 1 Replying to @Lead_Flinger This is the most revolting display of cruelty and barbarity that I have seen in a long time. It makes me and I'm sure many others sick. You have lost at least one follower. 10:07 AM Oct 1, 2023 57.8K Views 182 1 69 1,403 □ 3 ... ↑

The video spread across rightwing parts of Twitter and Cheong's network as it went viral, leading infamous white supremacist Richard Spencer to criticize him. X user @uncledoomer commented on this feud on October 1st, 2023, earning over 11,000 likes in a day (seen below, left).[8] Others, like user @IsaiahLCarter on September 30th, connected the video to the famous 30-50 Feral Hogs meme, receiving over 150 likes in two days (seen below right).[9]

doomer @uncledoomer. 18h sometimes you dont care who does it, you just dont like a guy and you just want to see somebody absolutely cook his ass Richard Spencer @RichardBSpencer Do you have any tips on the best way to rid the world of freakishly ugly Malaysian online foreign operatives? lan Miles Cheong @stillgray. 8h This is how you deal with wild hogs. Can anyone think of a better solution? 43 t 498 REBEL 11.1K ICC ilıl 377.5K ↑ Isaiah L. Carter @IsaiahLCarter H--------. THE FERAL HOG MEME WAS REAL. Dystopian World @Troviary. Sep 28 Shocking video shows 3 farmers spaming their Laser AR-15 on hogs to protect their plantation from being eaten. 0:34 11:43 PM. Sep 30, 2023 16.5K Views @Troviary - Dystopian World :

30-50 Feral Hogs

30-50 Feral Hogs, refers to a hypothetical argument made on Twitter defending the ownership of assault rifles which posited that such weaponry would be necessary to combat the "30-50 feral hogs that run into my yard within 3-5 mins while my small kids play." After the tweet was posted in early August 2019, it was widely mocked on the platform, spawning parody lyrics, image macros and photoshops.

@Jasonlsbell Aug 4 Jason Isbell If you're on here arguing the definition of "assault weapon" today you are part of the problem. You know what an assault weapon is, and you know you don't need one. ti 5.6K 638 35.5K William McNabb @WillieMcNabb Replying to @JasonIsbell Legit question for rural Americans - How do I kill the 30- 50 feral hogs that run into my yard within 3-5 mins while my small kids play? 12:01 PM Aug 4, 2019 Twitter for iPhone

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If this is found shocking, I implore you to read about the feral hog problem in the US, the environmental destruction they cause, the crops they ruin, and the diseases they spread, as well as concerns of them spreading further north.

For those who found this shocking but had a knee jerk reaction of "Animals good guns bad", this is unironically saving more wildlife than it is killing, protecting farmers and even humans who might come into contact with them, and this is one of the most efficient ways to get rid of them.

If people can make this sustainable by letting tourists pay to get to use big guns, that's a good thing.

Yeah, they're smart, and they can feel pain, but they're also giant monsters capable of killing smaller animals and even humans, and it's not even "Them or us"

It's "Them for NOW or literally everything else", because if they overpopulate to the point there isn't enough food for them, they will have a sudden die off due to a lack of resources, which will leave not only everything else that needed that food, those that fed on the animals that needed that food, and so on extinct, but the swine as well since the food chain would be left in disrepair.

They are actual manmade monsters.


While this made be over the top for many and it kinda is. However given how destructive and invasive wild pigs can be to native wildlife and farms.they also multiply alot , So I don't blame them. While it different then wild pigs, I have removed Himalayan black berry, English ivy, etc. Given how hard to removed them( especially black berry with it thorns) I do wished there are times where I got a flamethrower and burn those invasive and pricky fuckers


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