No public studies of a feral hog pesticide? Mostly True.


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A Texas businessman said there are no public studies of a feral-hog pesticide.

PolitiFact Texas confirmed no published studies on Kaput, produced by a Colorado company.

But a study has been submitted to a science journal; it could be published.

There have been studies of the product’s active ingredient, warfarin.

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A businessman whose company makes feral hog meat into pet food told a reporter there aren’t any public studies of a hog pesticide recently approved by the Texas Department of Agriculture.

Really?

The PolitiFact Texas fact-checking team based at the Austin American-Statesman confirmed that no studies of the Kaput product have been published. That said, a study has been submitted to a science journal for consideration and the active ingredient in the pesticide, warfarin, has been explored in published analyses.

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