Why Are People Talking About ’30-50 Feral Hogs’ All Over Twitter?
Feral hogs became the latest internet meme after a man on Twitter said he needs an assault weapon to “kill the 30-50 feral hogs” that run through his yard as his "small" children play.
For those of you who are very confused, let us explain why feral hogs started trending online in the first place: It all started when musician Jason Isbell tweeted his reaction to the tragic mass shootings in both Ohio and Texas that left more 30 people dead and countless more injured in a senseless act of terrorism.
“If you’re on here arguing the definition of ‘assault weapon’ today you are part of the problem. You know what an assault weapon is, and you know you don’t need one," Isbell wrote.
His post garnered a lot of attention, specifically a debate over gun laws, which included a response literally no one saw coming. “Legit question for rural Americans,” Twitter user William McNabb wrote. “How do I kill the 30-50 feral hogs that run into my yard within 3-5 mins while my small kids play?”
Whether it was the unstaggering number of hogs he mentioned or the precise amount of minutes it takes for them to run into his yard as his children play, people were stunned by his concerns. The tweet quickly went viral and was turned into a meme, with thousands of Twitter users mocking his response.