South Carolina Farm Bureau is fighting the threat of feral hogs.
S.846, if made law, will close a loophole in current law relating to the transportation of feral swine. As you know, feral swine cause millions of dollars worth of damage to property and crops every year.
Feral swine also carry diseases such as pseudorabies and brucellosis.
They are a danger to humans, other animals and can spread as fast as any danger we have faced. That’s why we are working on behalf of the agriculture community to stop this dangerous spread.
Here’s what you need to know about the bill:
- If passed, any swine transported on a public road within the state will need an official form of identification.
- The identification forms are FREE and easy to acquire.
- It is an ID for feral hog transportation. Most commercial hogs already have some form of identification.
- The identifications for hogs will be issued through the State Veterinarian.
- The goal of this bill is to stop illegal feral hog transport for hunting.
- Failing to obtain that permit or misusing them results in civil penalties.
North Carolina recently passed a similar measure to fight their growing problem.
CONTACT YOUR LAWMAKERS AND ASK THEM TO SUPPORT S. 846