Those who oppose the idea of drenching Texas ranges with the rat poison Warfarin, are either “lawyers, misinformed or radical environmentalists”.
Kaput has been withdrawn by its manufacturer, who in doing so reiterated all these false health claims about free range pigs. There has been no epiphany within Big Wildlife, and no movement towards allowing these animals back into the commercial food chain.
NOTE: This post initially appeared on SAExpressNews.com on April 26, 2017
Scimetrics has decide to pull Kaput Feral Hog Bait from use in Texas. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service estimates Texas agriculture suffers about $52 million in damage annually from the hogs. Kaput Feral Hog Bait is laced with warfarin, a blood-thinner that in large doses causes hemorrhaging.
AUSTIN — Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller’s planned “feral hog apocalypse” won’t be happening anytime soon.
That’s after the maker of poisoned hog bait pulled its product from use in Texas.
In a statement, Miller blamed “lawyers, environmental radicals and the misinformed” for the decision by Scimetrics.
Kaput Feral Hog Bait is laced with warfarin, a blood-thinner that in large doses causes hemorrhaging.
Miller said he respected the company’s decision but called it “just another kick in the teeth for rural Texas.”
The Texas House had passed a bill calling for more study on controlling feral hog populations with the help of pesticides. The bill is pending in the state Senate.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service estimates Texas agriculture suffers about $52 million in damage annually from the hogs.