Judge blocks rule change allowing feral hog poisoning

  • March 3, 2017
  • News

A Texas Department of Agriculture rule change that would have permitted the use of warfarin-laced bait to poison feral hogs is on hold after a state district judge in Austin issued a temporary restraining order Thursday.

Wild Boar Meats, a meat processing business, had asked District Judge Jan Soifer to suspend the emergency rules that would allow Kaput Feral Hog Bait to be sold to and used by licensed pesticide applicators.

The hogs, which number in the millions in Texas, are widely seen as a nuisance, known to wreak havoc on rural and suburban property. State Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller had said the poison would expand the ways available to kill the animals… Read more from MyStatesman.com