URGENT: HELP BAN THE BRUTAL PRACTICE OF PENNING OF COYOTES & FOXES INDIANA
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URGENT: HELP BAN THE BRUTAL PRACTICE OF PENNING OF COYOTES & FOXES INDIANA

    1. Petition by

      Project Coyote

The Indiana Natural Resources Commission (INRC) is considering a proposed rule to legalize the practice of coyote/fox “penning” (penning involves sending packs of domestic dogs into a fenced-off enclosure to chase to exhaustion and often tear apart a captive coyote or fox- ostensibly to “train” hunting hounds how to better pursue and hunt coyotes and foxes in the wild).

Just last year, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted unanimously to PERMANENTLY ban coyote and fox pens statewide. Contributing to the decision were public pressure, media exposure, and a multi-state undercover investigation of penning operations which led to the arrest of 12 people and the issuance of 46 citations for various violations. The investigation showed how difficult- if not impossible- it is to enforce rules on a practice that is inherently fraught with illicit and unethical behavior.

To our horror, after proposing rules to outlaw the practice last year, the INRC did a 180 degree reversal and is now proposing to legalize coyote/fox penning. This switch in position is a direct result of pressure from the NRA and pro-penning organizations. Now more than ever, we need your help to stop the INRC from legalizing this blood “sport”. Your voice matters; we need to remind the INRC of how it came to its humane, judicious decision last year!

PLEASE SUBMIT COMMENTS DIRECTLY TO THE INRC VIA THEIR WEBSITE PRIOR TO MAY 18th
Comments can be submitted directly at:  http://www.in.gov/nrc/2377.htm (Sample letter below)

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    3. Indiana Attempts to Legalize Animal Cruelty

      Hunters call it "training," animal protection groups call it a bloodsport. Coyote and fox penning is the practice where packs of dogs are set upon wild coyotes and foxes trapped in fenced enclosures. The dogs run the terrified captive animals to...

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    • Agi Straková UIO, ECUADOR
      • over 3 years ago

      WE ARE ON THE 21ST CENTURY !! WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS COMPLETELY INSANE AND DOESN´T REPRESENT THE ACTS OF EVOLVED CREATURES THAT WE AS HUMANS ARE! STOP CRUELTY AGAINST ANIMALS

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    • vikki finnegan BICKNELL, UT
      • over 3 years ago

      Thee must be a tremendous lack of worthwhile activities available here or more likely a population of mentally sick individuals that would even invent these cruel practives. Where is the humanity!!!

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    • Debra McDaniel ALAMEDA, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      If these jerks get off on penning then maybe we should just pen the owners with packs of dogs so they can see what it feels like to be caged and fighting for your life. I think if even a couple of them got penned, we would see less penning of animals. Maybe pen a few NRA or INRC members as well

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    • Maria Jose Garcia VALLADOLID, SPAIN
      • over 3 years ago

      Coward is the best adjective to this kind of "people".

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    • Sandy McAndrews CALGARY, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      Surely you don't really believe that hunting dogs can be effectively trained on captive animals that have no possible means of escape. This is bloodsport, pure and simple. Be best for all if you stopped trying to disguise this unethical behavior by assigning some more politically acceptable term for it. If you're going to leagalize such unethical behavior, at least have the courage to call it what it is.

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