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Texas Declares WAR on 2.5 MILLION Wild Hogs

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Texas is overrun with more than 2.5 MILLION wild feral hogs, and the state has just declared war on the animals.

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller referred to his new plan as the “Hog Apocalypse.”

In short, Texas has approved use of a new chemical pesticide dubbed “Kaput Feral Hog Lure” to annihilate the hogs.

“This solution is long overdue,” said Miller in a statement. “Wild hogs have caused extensive damage to Texas lands and loss of income for many, many years.”

It is estimated that the pigs cause over $52 million worth of damage to Texas agricultural enterprises each year.

They also tear up public parks, invade urban areas, prey on smaller and young livestock and destroy sensitive natural habitats like wetlands.

The new pesticide is based on warfarin, an anticoagulant that was used for many years as a feral swine toxicant in Australia.

Liberal animal rights groups are predictably outraged, ignoring the damage that feral hogs do to other species.

But Texas hunters are also concerned. Many hunt wild hogs for food, and are worried they might ingest contaminated meat.

“For Texas to introduce a poison into the equation is a bad decision in our opinion and could likely contaminate humans who unknowingly process and eat feral hogs,” reads a Change.org petition filed by the Texas Hog Hunters Association.

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