Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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

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