Our magnificent animals are not enough for our human-centered focus and so we feel the need to improve upon what is already perfect: Nature. Once created, the human-pig will be out of our control. It can breed and interbreed and produce offspring that could be very harmful to the earth as well as to other humans.
When pigs were introduced by humans to Australia, they became a big problem. Not because they were pigs but because they were not indigenous to Australia. When they escaped and went into the wild, they reverted back to their ancestral boar-like state. They trampled vegetation and created severe environmental degradation by:
- Feeding selectively on plant communities
- Eroding soil and fouling watering points with their wallowing
- Eating native frogs, reptiles, birds and small mammals, such as lambs
Damage by feral pigs is estimated to cost Australian agriculture over $100 million a year. Feral pigs can kill and eat young lambs, compete with livestock for pasture and drought feed, and damage fences and waterholes. They are also a major potential host of a number of exotic diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease.
This is why we need to think long and hard before crossing a human with a pig. The animal could end up with more destructive traits because now it has the cunning of the ego-mind as well.