Kill Pens Closer to
Happening In Indiana

November 20th, 2010

The Indiana Natural Resources Commission and Indiana DNR are one step closer to allowing and regulating kill pens in Indiana.  At the NRC meeting on Nov. 16, 2010 the vote was 10-2.  Mr. Poynter, the Chair said that Indiana didn’t want anything to do with what goes on in other pens, but he voted to allow them anyway.  This was even after Jack Hyden, the Beaglers Association stood up and commented that he would like to see the 300 acre regulation decreased to 50 acres.  Mr. Hyden also said that there wasn’t an Indiana hunter or sportsman who didn’t want the pens in Indiana.  I don’t believe that.  Mr. Poynter also accused this author of not telling the truth about what actually goes on in the pens.  This after almost two years of submitting evidence to him.

  Some of the other regulations that the DNR have come up with are the neutering and spaying of coyotes and foxes before they are released into the kill pens, using coyotes and foxes as young as seven months (puppies) and in a “nut shell” stacking the odds against the survival of the coyotes and foxes when pitted against, intact, older, experienced dogs.

A copy of the proposed rules governing dog training grounds is here.

Indiana citizens will have their say at, so far, unspecified locations, unspecified dates and unspecified times to comment.  This is insane!  Right now, you may comment using this form on the NRC web site http://www.in.gov/nrc/2377.htm  When all of the unspecifieds are known, we will inform you. NRC staff will read only comments on this form and letters by snail mail.  No phone calls, no fax’s and all comments must be made in English.  The form must be completely filled out to be read.

All online petitions must be copied and sent snail mail and must contain names, county, state, and country if outside of the USA.  Petition comments must be in English.

This is going to be an uphill battle but one that is worth fighting.  Help us make Indiana the 40th state to make this horrific activity illegal.

For more information on this issue, please visit  www.trainingnottorture.org
Read what it was like to live next door to a fox pen.

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Last revised: Nov 23, 2010