Transport and Sale of Live Wild Pigs

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) is the regulatory state agency tasked with protecting the health of all Texas livestock, including cattle, swine, sheep, goats, poultry, equines, as well as exotic livestock.  Wild pigs are classified as unmarked exotic livestock.  In 2007, the 80th Texas Legislature provided that the TAHC regulate all movement of live wild pigs in order to help control the potential for disease transmission.  Subsequently, the TAHC passed rules that permit wild pigs to be captured and sold for slaughter to an approved holding facility.