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Bacon preservative tested as feral hog poison
http://www.nola.com/A.P. ^ | June 21, 2014

Posted on 06/21/2014 2:52:42 PM PDT by BBell

A preservative used to cure bacon is being tested as poison for the nation's estimated 5 million feral hogs.

Descendants of both escaped domestic pigs and imported Eurasian boars, the swine cost the U.S. about $1.5 billion a year -- including $800 million in damage to farms nationwide.

(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...


TOPICS: Agriculture; Food; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: feralhogs; pigs; wildpigs
It says further in the article that hunting and trapping won't do the trick. It would if the authorities would not put so many restrictions on pig hunters.
1 posted on 06/21/2014 2:52:42 PM PDT by BBell
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A preservative used to cure bacon is being tested as poison for the nation's estimated 5 million feral hogs.

So the meat would already be preserved? Sweet!

2 posted on 06/21/2014 2:54:39 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Science is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: BBell

I’ve always heard that lead is a good poison if guys were allowed to apply it properly ;-)


3 posted on 06/21/2014 2:54:50 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: BBell

pig meat kills people
and now
people kill pigs

what goes around comes around

(and we can dispose of the carcasses dropping them from drones flying over certain enemy territories...)
:)
:)


4 posted on 06/21/2014 3:00:52 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Toddsterpatriot

Pre-cured bacon. What will they invent next.


5 posted on 06/21/2014 3:04:38 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: faithhopecharity
we can dispose of the carcasses

Hold that dang horse, missy.

If I kill a feral pig, I'll dispose of the carcass in my own time honored way. It involves Instacure #1, and a smokehouse, followed by freezing, and later consumption.

/johnny

6 posted on 06/21/2014 3:05:42 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: faithhopecharity

Who says pig meat kills people?


7 posted on 06/21/2014 3:06:43 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Mama Cass?


8 posted on 06/21/2014 3:09:52 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: Toddsterpatriot
So the meat would already be preserved? Sweet!

My thoughts exactly. Truth be known though I have developed an allergy to nitrates and nitrites. I now have to buy preserved meats from Whole Foods and pay the premium. But they preserve with NaCl like it oughtta be.

9 posted on 06/21/2014 3:10:30 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Jeff Chandler
LOLOL!!!!

/johnny

10 posted on 06/21/2014 3:13:37 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Jeff Chandler
That's one woman you don't tell to make you a sammich.

/johnny

11 posted on 06/21/2014 3:15:32 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 9YearLurker

“Who says pig meat kills people?”

Pretty sure Moochelle or Bloomberg will say something about it sooner, rather than later.


12 posted on 06/21/2014 3:20:25 PM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: CGASMIA68
What are you, a Muslim? How can you say that bacon “sux,” as you so elegantly put it?

54 posted on May 22, 2014 at 9:23:48 PM EDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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13 posted on 06/21/2014 3:23:54 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: BBell

The best thing about bacon is the feral hog poison. I thought everyone but The Moocher and Prince Charles knew this.


14 posted on 06/21/2014 3:48:59 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: BBell

so wait...

Are you saying this stuff will make wild hogs directly into bacon??

Science is amazing!


15 posted on 06/21/2014 4:19:18 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( "I didn't leave the Central Oligarchy Party. It left me." - Ronaldus Maximus)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Bacon Appreciation month starts on 6/28.

I’m gonna stock up.


16 posted on 06/21/2014 5:39:33 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: bicyclerepair

I just made a batch of Bacon smoked Red Ale. Two cases in the basement.


17 posted on 06/21/2014 5:53:45 PM PDT by american_ranger
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To: JRandomFreeper

Well when the hogs get too big the meat is inedible, unless you are starving. The best way to hunt them is to trap them when the pigs are young. Best meat.


18 posted on 06/21/2014 9:32:22 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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I don't take anything over 80 lbs. (I can't handle more than that alone).

I'm pretty well versed in taking, prepping and eating feral pigs.

Corn fed pigs.

I did quit wadiing into pig traps with just a knife and a smile, though. I'm happy with a .22lr to the head first.

/johnny

19 posted on 06/21/2014 9:39:43 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

When they start getting thick I have my buddies bring their kids and grandkids out for a week end of hog hunting. I’ll take a few small ones and cook them on the grill, those kid’s have a blast. 2 years ago a little lady about 65 lbs took a 365 lb boar with a 22 Hornet, right in the ear.


20 posted on 06/22/2014 1:50:10 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: BBell

I’m all for the eradication of feral hog’s but I do not like the use of poisons.


21 posted on 06/22/2014 1:54:30 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

Trapping works if it’s done right, professional trappers use pen style traps and can catch a whole sounder at one time.


22 posted on 06/22/2014 2:13:02 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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