Takes a big man to trap a boar, take all the time in the world to get the shot JUST RIGHT to not even get an instant kill.
You would have been quicker using a mallet.
And just for the record:
I don't hunt. I don't kill things that I don't have to and I certainly didn't expect a video of animal cruelty on a gun forum...
I do not know what you see as cruel in the video. If you eat meat it was killed in a similar fashion at the slaughterhouse.
“Typically, pigs are first rendered unconscious using one of the following means: stunning using electric current applied with electrodes, or stunning using captive bolt pistol, and inhalation of CO2, then in some cases a .22 pistol/rifle which is shot directly into the brain”.
Pig slaughter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Your mallet idea would potentially be cruel, as well as dangerous to the man. The first blow(s) could be off-target inflicting injury and pain. Hunters do not always kill instantly on the first shot.
They removed an animal that was threat to livestock and crops. Feral pigs are a health hazard to livestock and humans. Capturing and moving the hog would have spread the problem to someone else.
“The wild hogs can now be found in three-fourths of U.S. states — and their populations are growing in many areas — and are estimated to cause $1.5 billion in damages each year, the Associated Press reports. There are currently more than 5 million wild hogs in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture”.
Feral Pigs Going Hog-Wild in US
They harvested this animal to remove a hazard and to provide food. I skipped to the end of the video. They talked about the amount of meat on the animal. They were loading it for transport to a local meat processor.