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Old 02-25-2017, 08:01 PM   #1
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The Texas Agricultural Commissioner has given approval for the killing of wild hogs using a poison containing Warfarin.

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Commissioner Sid Miller said this week that he will alter state agricultural rules to allow the use of a pesticide called Kaput Feral Hog Lure. The product is essentially bait food laced with warfarin, which is used as a blood thinner but has proven lethal to hogs.
http://www.chron.com/news/texas/article/Texas-ag-chief-OKs-use-of-poison-to-bring-a-hog-10954116.php
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Old 02-25-2017, 08:07 PM   #2
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How exactly do the hogs die?
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How exactly do the hogs die?
By either bleeding out\internal hemorage, or necrosis.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warfarin#Overdose

i get that they are an invasive, highly destructive species, but no animal deserves that death.
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They used to use warfarin as rat poison, until they developed a resistance to it.
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By either bleeding out\internal hemorage, or necrosis.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warfarin#Overdose

i get that they are an invasive, highly destructive species, but no animal deserves that death.
problem is not only are they invasive, there just aren't any natural predators of the hogs. plus a sow can drop about two litters a year and depending upon food supply can have between 8-12 piglets per litter.

hunting just isn't bringing the numbers down. and they do massive amounts of damage to improved land, and there are even reports of them getting into suburban areas and attacking people on the street. people's pets have been attacked and killed by feral hogs coming into neighborhoods.

i'm not crazy about the idea, but unless someone comes up with a better solution to bring the numbers down, it may be the only viable option at this time.
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Warfarin is a blood thinner. They will SLOWLY bleed to death internally.

Most heart patients take extremely small doses of it to prevent clots.

This is an unbelievable example of animal cruelty. I certainly hope the courts block it.
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Warfarin is a blood thinner. They will SLOWLY bleed to death internally.

Most heart patients take extremely small doses of it to prevent clots.

This is an unbelievable example of animal cruelty. I certainly hope the courts block it.
Same, even a mouse deserves a quick death
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^^^^^This.

They take up to a week to die.
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Warfarin is a blood thinner. They will SLOWLY bleed to death internally.

Most heart patients take extremely small doses of it to prevent clots.

This is an unbelievable example of animal cruelty. I certainly hope the courts block it.
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Same, even a mouse deserves a quick death
this is why i'm not crazy about the idea. even an invasive animal that does massive amounts of land damage deserves a quick death. if the poison was quick and painless, then i might support it.

good point guys. thanks for pointing that fact out about the Warfarin.
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problem is not only are they invasive, there just aren't any natural predators of the hogs. plus a sow can drop about two litters a year and depending upon food supply can have between 8-12 piglets per litter.

hunting just isn't bringing the numbers down. and they do massive amounts of damage to improved land, and there are even reports of them getting into suburban areas and attacking people on the street. people's pets have been attacked and killed by feral hogs coming into neighborhoods.

i'm not crazy about the idea, but unless someone comes up with a better solution to bring the numbers down, it may be the only viable option at this time.
I understand that, and I can see where they are coming from, but I'll never be crazy about the idea. most of us who hunt are in the same boat on this.

I'm sure it was a decision that was not made lightly.

Hopefully, they can come up with a better, more humane option.

However, there is another concern for me on this one, as well. How will this affect the scavengers that come across the remains, and what potential risks are there to humans who might wind up killing one on a hunt? Will they also be shutting down hog hunting while doing this? Or even the means of baiting, say with corn. Could have an adverse affect on the deer population.

could be some serious fallout that goes beyond controlling the pig population.
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