A spokesperson for Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm said that a bill allowing hunters and law enforcement officials shoot wild swine in the state will be getting the governor's signature.

The state legislature approved the bill, which will let people with hunting licenses, police
officers and animal-control officers kill swine running loose on public land. Wild swine kills also would be
permitted on private land with the owner's permission.

An estimated 3,000 to 5,000 of the non-native wild hogs are lose in Michigan. Feral swine damage crops
and carry diseases that threaten the health of domestic swine and wildlife.

Source: Associated Press