Governor Signs Bill to Regulate Captive Swine for Hunting
On June 24, 2013, Governor Tom Corbett signed SB
644 into law as Act No. 25. This Act amends the definition of “wild animal” in Title 34 of the PA
Consolidated Statutes to exclude any “species or variation of swine, pig or
boar” that is kept in captivity. Act 25 also adds a subchapter, entitled Swine Hunting Preserves, to Title 3 of the PA
Consolidated Statutes. The subchapter requires all male swine kept for hunting be neutered. In addition, the subchapter gives the authority to regulate captive swine kept for hunting, previously belonging to the Game Commission, to the Department of Agriculture.
For more information on Act 25, please
see Pennsylvania’s General Assembly’s website.
Written By Clara E. Conklin – Research Assistant The Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center June 25, 2013