Texas Wants To Poison Feral Hogs. Are There Really No Public Studies About Its Plans?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alain StephensMarch 29, 2017 10:03 am, ,

A Texas meat processor who questions a government-approved bait that kills feral hogs charges there’s no public research on the product.

Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the PolitiFact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

Will Herring, owner of the Hubbard-based Wild Boar Meat Company, which makes hog meat into pet food, has said he fears the product’s active ingredient – warfarin, long known as a rat poison and human blood thinner – will damage his business.

Also, Herring said: “There’s not one public study, and by public study I mean a study available to the public, that has looked at using the product Kaput to poison feral hogs,” a comment PolitiFact spotted in a March 6, 2017, news story in the San Antonio Express-News.

Hear how Herring’s claim scored in the player above.