Pesticide To Target Wild Pigs Approved By Texas Ag Commissioner
Texas Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller says the "feral hog apocalypse" is close at hand. He has approved the first pesticide that will target wild hogs.
It's a move that has upset some hunters who have already gathered some 1200 signatures to petition the move by Miller. Find the petition online here. Mostly it's the unknown consequences of using the pesticide that have people signing the petition. If the hog dies and is eaten by another animal the concern is that the poison moves up the food chain.
The poison selected for the job is called Kaput Feral Hog Lure. The product contains warfarin. It's the same poison used to kill rats. The use of the poison helps Texas save some money in the long run as Commissioner Miller says by using the poison the state will not need to spend the $900,000 set aside for feral hog control research.