Ted Nugent killed 455 pigs with a machine gun and dedicated the supposed massacre to Bill Maher and “animal rights freaks.”
The rocker and gun control advocate announced his kills while talking with SiriusXM’s Brett Winterble. Nugent claimed he killed the wild pigs in a Texas field last weekend.
Nugent, who has his own show on the Sportsman Channel, has been on several pig hunts. He appeared on Pigman: The Series last August, where he and the “Pigman,” Brian Quaca, hunted hogs from a helicopter.
Nugent’s comments about killing 455 pigs will likely irk the gun advocate’s critics, especially after he commented, “My haters will hate me more for that.” Ted Nugent added, “I killed 455 hogs with my machine gun. I did it for Bill Maher and all those other animal rights freaks out there.”
But Ted’s intentions when it comes to killing pigs are apparently good. He explained his actions were meant to help “save the environment from the destruction of these out-of-control pigs.” Nugent does have a point. Wild hogs in Texas cause about $500 million in property damage per year.
This isn’t the first time the Sportsman Channel show host has talked about saving the environment by killing pigs. In January he posted a message on Twitter, saying, “We kill pigs with machinegunsfrom helicopters to save the environment what r u doin.” And the situation with 455 pigs was apparently a “win win win” in Nugent’s book.
After he killed the pigs with a machine gun, Nugent explained, “We distributed tons of the most delicious pork to the soup kitchens and homeless shelters of this state.” Meaning that Nugent not only helped Texas cull some of its wild pig population, he also helped feed the homeless for a few days.
It is questionable how Ted and Pigman were able to kill the wild hogs from a helicopter, considering Texas has a ban on aerial sport-hunting. In this case, however, Pigman’s show released a statement saying hunting pigs in this manner is considered population control, not sport-hunting.
Texas’s feral hog population currently exceeds 1.5 million. The animals have a high reproduction rate and limited natural predators, allowing the population to expand at a currently uncontrollable rate. Considering this, perhaps we should be thanking Ted Nugent for killing 455 pigs with a machine gun. Or should we?