TX weighs bacon preservative to kill feral hogs

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SAN ANTONIO, TX – We all know bacon isn’t good for us, but deadly? Word is that’s the case; at least for pigs.

With that, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is weighing whether to bring home the bacon to Texas, to help control the some two million feral hogs in the state.

It’s not really straight-up cannibalism. The plan would be to use sodium nitrate, which is a preservative found in bacon that’s poisonous to the porkers (apparently if they eat enough of it, they get woozy, lose consciousness and die).

We’d like to think this kind of pigging out is not necessary.