As you may have read in the Daily Digest or heard me mention in a recent podcast, Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller approved a Warfarin-based pig poison called Kaput Feral Hog Lure for use in the Lone Star State. Despite research from Australia showing that the pesticide isn’t as effective as promised and has significant impact on non-target species, the Scimetrics owned Kaput got Commissioner Miller’s OK.
I should also mention that the Kaput lure isn’t nearly as well researched as a sodium nitrite-based poison currently being researched by Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Texas A&M Agrilife extension. But that’s never stopped a Texas politician from doing whatever they want before.
What has stopped Sid in his tracks is an injunction announced today by the Texas Hog Hunters Association. Press release below:
Texas Hog Hunters Association
MAR 3, 2017 — Texas Hog Hunters Association and Wild Boar meat company successfully had an injunction placed against Sid Miller which invalidates his emergency rule for the use of a warfarin based poison to be used against Feral Hogs.
We stand firm on our no poison position and look forward to working with lawmakers in stopping this permanently.
This injunction gives us all until March 30, so we still need to be diligent in our efforts and continue to press Austin and our representatives.
We will have to take this fight to Austin so your help is greatly needed.
Thanks to everyone and please keep sharing and pushing back.
For those of you who signed the change.org petition, you have my personal and heartfelt thanks. If you agree that this is a supremely bad idea, please continue to call Sid Miller’s office, the governor, and any concerned sportsmen, land owners, farmers, and ranchers you know.