AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas state District Court Judge has put a hold on a Texas Department of Agriculture rule change that would allow the use of a poison to help curtail the state’s estimated 2.5 million feral hogs.
The Austin American-Statesman reports (http://atxne.ws/2n2JOPf ) that the judge issued a restraining order on Tuesday. The company Wild Boar Meats LLC asked for a restraining order to stop the emergency rule proposed by State Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller.
The rule would allow the state to use warfarin-based poison to kill the hogs. But the company argued in its request for an injunction that the poison would impose a burden on ranchers trying to graze animals in nearby pastures and will cause economic damage to the hunting and meat processing industries in the state.
Information from: Austin American-Statesman, http://www.statesman.com
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