Texans Upset About Feral Pigs in Cemetery

Wild pigs defile final resting place in the Lone Star State.

Texans Upset About Feral Pigs in Cemetery

Feral hogs defile a Texas cemetery.

Feral pigs continue to defile a Texas cemetery despite more than a year of complaints and efforts to keep them from the area.

Relatives of those buried in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in southeast Dallas have tried for more than a year to get something done. The cemetery is along the Trinity River, and the hogs roam the river seeking water and food. NBC 5 in Dallas first reported the problem in spring 2021 and it continues today.

“It’s very heartbreaking, my sons,” Earline Caldwell told NBC 5. “It’s hard for me to talk about them. It’s even harder for me to go out to the cemetery and see them in a place I thought would be comfortable.”

A nonprofit group, “Hogs for A Cause Texas” raised money and set up traps at the cemetery in April 2021. They caught a dozen hogs, which were killed and the meat donated to veterans. Since then, the feral pigs have continued to return.

Feral pigs seek the best food and water sources based on seasonal opportunity. Texas officials have battled the feral pig problem for decades, with billions in annual losses to agriculture and communities throughout the state.


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