Vegetarians and other consumers probably imagine that eating vegetables is somehow good for wildlife - when in reality, the high margins that lettuce producers earn (particularly organic lettuce producers) motivate them to take a thorough and brutal approach to controlling wildlife incursions.
Some of the requirements imposed on the producers sound ridiculous:
That's such a huge penalty that you have to figure that if a guy does see a wild hog in his field, he'll claim he didn't see it.
Fresh Express, with 41 percent of the bagged greens market, demands a mile between farm fields and feedlots for cattle instead of the agreement's recommended 400 feet. The company also requires that a field intruded on by a wild pig be kept idle for two years.