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Tell Indiana To Require Permits & Oversight for ALL Wild Animal Dealers!

Currently in Indiana, USDA-licensed wild animal dealers (monkeys, tigers, bears, etc.), as well as other dealers (pet stores, commercial dog kennels, etc.) are exempt from state animal care standards and oversight. Passage of this bill will require USDA-licensed wild animal dealers to obtain and meet state permit and welfare requirements.

Indiana's state care requirements are generally better defined to ensure appropriate space, enrichment, and safe containment for captive animals. Local oversight is generally better able to act quickly when animals are neglected or public safety is at risk.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Chairman Senator Carlin Yoder
    IN Senate Ag & Natural Resources Committee Member
  • Senator Tim Skinner
    IN Senate Ag & Natural Resources Committee Member
  • Senator R. Michael Young
    IN Senate Ag & Natural Resources Committee Member
  • Senator Jim Tomes
    IN Senate Ag & Natural Resources Committee Member
  • Senator Brent Steele
    IN Senate Ag & Natural Resources Committee Member
  • Senator Ryan Mishler
    IN Senate Ag & Natural Resources Committee Member
  • Senator Dennis Kruse
    IN Senate Ag & Natural Resources Committee Member
  • Senator Michael Crider
    IN Senate Ag & Natural Resources Committee Member
  • Senator John Waterman
    IN Senate Ag & Natural Resources Committee Member
  • Senator Lindel Hume
    IN Senate Ag & Natural Resources Committee Member


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