AUSTIN (AP) — Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller’s planned “feral hog apocalypse” won’t be happening anytime soon.READ MORE: Former Richardson Mayor And Developer Husband Found Guilty Of Bribery and Tax Evasion
That’s after the maker of poisoned hog bait pulled its product from use in Texas.
In a Tuesday 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.READ MORE: Collin County Says Candida Auris Fungus Responsible For 4 Deaths
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.MORE NEWS: 2 Teenaged Brothers Dead, Another Teen Injured After Shooting In Arlington
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