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Texas, Now Cool With People Shooting Pigs From Helicopters

Photo: Eric Gay / AP

Yeehaw: starting today, it is now legal to pay someone money for the privilege of shooting wild hogs (and coyotes) from a helicopter in the great state of Texas. Texas has almost two million wild hogs — which are the same as regular domesticated pigs, except they run free — and they cause a ton of property damage each year. Conveniently, they are also delicious.

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