Posted : 12/22/2013 3:54:33 PM
I absolutely would **not**. I am not negative about raw feeding BUT A) - you're talking about pork and B) you're talking about 'feral'.
A couple of years ago a friend of mine had a LGD (livestock guardian dog) and a friend of hers gave them a hog that had been culled and butchered. They'd been feeding the LGD raw and so they let her have access to the carcass.
The LGD had been vax'd properly for parvo and distemper. But several days after leaving the carcass out for her, she came down with Parvo!!!
Essentially what they discovered was --- parvo is "mutating" and there are strains out there that the vax don't cover. It's not "huge" yet ... but it IS out there.
The following isn't something you are going to find "studied and tested" -- nor is it something any company is going to willingly admit to. I got this information from a couple of holistic vet friends of mine (one a nationally acclaimed "teacher" of other holistic vets). In fact this so influenced him, that he has just not eaten pork now in several years.
BUT unfortunately pork, more than any other meat, is used for testing purposes. This sounds awful but pork is more like human flesh than any other animals (gee, isn't that wonderful news?) -- so big companies that are doing "testing" on various drugs (antibiotics, and other drugs given humans) for humans often as testing them on porcine flesh first. It tells them a lot even tho pigs aren't a whole lot "like" us otherwise. But it tells the testers how much of the drug is later traceable in the meat/flesh or how quickly it may be carcinogenic.
And super unfortunately, often these animals are then "gotten rid of" -- they may be slaughtered (for testing) or they may then simply be passed off to whol3-salers or individuals. Unfortunately it's possible that the animals were exposed to all manner of diseases and if they didn't 'react' in a certain frame of time they were simply disposed of.
One of the theories of how my friend's dog got parvo was that the hog in question had been used for some form of testing and somehow it was fertile ground for one of the new strains of parvo, or that it had been exposed to it (thinking they would see if humans could get sick) and disposed of. The pig may not have sickened but it certainly could have carried the bacteria..
Because what you've got is A) pork and B) you can't trace the background on a feral pig -- in honesty I would pass on it. You can't assume that merely freezing it would kill sufficient bacteria - particularly when you are planning to raw feed.
Sorry - not the answer you wanted -- but honestly after what I discovered when I tried to check the veracity of the above information made me uncomfortable enough that now *I* am not eating pork either. *sigh*