Texas Approves Poison to Cause ‘Hog Apocalypse,' But Dallas Begs to Differ

On Tuesday, and out of nowhere, the state Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller made it legal to poison the state's seemingly unmanageable feral hog population. In a press release announcing the approval of the blood-thinner warfarin to control the animals, Miller said that "the 'Hog Apocalypse' may finally be on the horizon." That sentence is so Sid Miller: Just about everything the man says or tweets goes to 11.We'll get into whether using warfarin is a good idea or a bad idea in a moment (spoiler alert: a little bit of both, probably). But, first, it's worth noting the timing of Miller's announcement. Because, quelle coïncidence, about 24 hours after his office amended the Texas Administrative Code and gave the high sign to kaput filthy swine with Kaput Feral Hog Lure, the Dallas City Council went in the exact opposite direction.  Continue reading...

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