Help Stop the Cruel Practice of Penning Coyotes & Foxes in Indiana!
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Gov. Mike Pence

Help Stop the Cruel Practice of Penning Coyotes & Foxes in Indiana!

    1. Petition by

      Animal Legal Defense Fund

The Indiana Natural Resources Commission (INRC) is considering a proposed rule to legalize the practice of coyote/fox "penning" year-round.Penning involves capturing wild coyotes and foxes and then placing them in pens where they are mercilessly chased by packs of hunting dogs. This practice often leads to the coyote or fox being torn apart alive by the dogs. Penning enthusiasts claim the activity trains the dogs to better pursue and hunt foxes and coyotes in the wild.

In contrast, last year, INRC’s counterpart in Florida voted unanimously to permanently ban coyote and fox pens statewide. Contributing to this decision was a combination of public outrage, heightened media exposure, and a multi-state undercover investigation of penning operations which led to the arrest of a dozen people and the issuance of more than forty citations for various violations.

After proposing rules to outlaw this abhorrent practice last year, the INRC reversed itself and is now proposing to legalize coyote/fox penning. Indications are that this switch in position was a result of pressure from pro-gun and pro-penning organizations.

Please send your letter to Governor Mitch Daniels and urge him to prohibit the practice of coyote/fox penning statewide

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    Reasons for signing

      • over 3 years ago

      Where the hell do they come up with these things.Gee some people are truly sick and evil. Hope one day something happens to them and they reflect on what they did to the animals.

    • Jerry Mayeux HATTIESBURG, MS
      • over 3 years ago

      Conservation is the wise-use, management, & development of the Earths natural resources.

      Penning wildlife is NOT conservation!!!

    • Dianne McGonigle DURHAM, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      OMFG….this is so barbaric!!! Wild coyotes, wild foxes captured, penned, chased and ripped apart by hunting dogs….the visuals are just too much!!!! It somehow reminds me of dog fights???? Unacceptable proposal. INRC give your head a shake

      It is said that animals will never rise above man, but….they sure as hell will never sink as low either.

    • Roberta Gornish SAINT LOUIS, MO 63132-4013, MO
      • over 3 years ago

      I thought we were past barbarism in the 21st century!

    • Victoria Molinari POULSBO, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      "The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way it's animals are treated". - Mahatma Gandhi


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