Queensland warns of live feral pig transport
Biosecurity Queensland has issued a
warning to feral pig hunters that steep penalties will ensue if the animals are
transported live without a permit.
Peter James, Biosecurity's Old northern principal land
protection officer, said that reports had been received by officers about feral
pigs being caught and transported live to chiller boxes.
further that, although it is illegal to transport feral pigs without a permit,
it is also not permitted by law to release a feral pig after it has been caught.
amount to AUD $3,750 (US $3,374) for transporting and keeping feral pigs
and AUD $7,500 (US $6,748) for releasing the pigs into new areas. Hence, the
activity is quite expensive who those who are caught."
hunters can apply for commercial permits covering the live transport of feral
pigs, according to James. However, this is only done under certain
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