Follow Live: Hearing on Chronic Wasting Disease in deer at TPWD

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is considering slaughtering about 130 captive white-tailed deer over concerns that an unknown number of the animals are infected with a contagious, deadly disease called chronic wasting disease, which affects deer and elk.

Officials and several ranch owners are concerned that the rare disease might spread among the nearly 4 million white-tailed deer in the wild in Texas — and hurt the state’s multimillion-dollar hunting industry.

Follow our live coverage of the hearing with the TPWD:

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