Time is ticking to RSVP to Indiana Humane Lobby Day (Feb. 21, 2012). Follow the link below for more information about representing Indiana’s animals at the statehouse. Learn about the process and be their voice!
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Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Address: 450 West Ohio Street Indianapolis, IN
New bill targets coyote, fox penning January 11, 2011Posted by iaacwo in : Wildlife
Indiana NRC Votes in Favor of Wildlife Penning 9 -2 November 18, 2010Posted by iaacwo in : Animal Cruelty, Wildlife
In a sad turn of events, the Indiana Natural Resources Commission voted 9 – 2 in favor of wildlife penning this week. Public opinion is against these pens including ethical hunters who also spoke against the proposed ruling, yet the NRC decided to pass the antiquated rules that have been proven ineffective in other states, are unenforceable and unrealistic.
Despite public and hunter attitudes, which are measurement tools that DNR often uses to determine the success of policies and rules, the NRC voted for it, with an amendment for a moratorium on any new pens opening after January 1, 2012. We are glad for the moratorium in the future, but it does nothing to stop a problem from taking root between now and then.
So basically, all those wildlife “kill” pens that were banned in Florida recently due to the inability to stop the illegal and inhumane activities that surrounded them, can come here to Indiana between now and 2012 and stay — forever, unless the ruling changes or state law prohibits the enclosures.
The NRC has little to say to really explain why they voted this way which makes you wonder, and why didn’t the pen operator from Greene County even show up to the meeting? Only one person spoke in favor of the pens.
The proposed rule package is now open for a period of public comment before a final vote by the NRC in the coming months.
You can leave a comment and let the NRC know that wildlife penning has no place in Indiana.
Also contact your Indiana legislators and Governor Daniels and ask them to also let the NRC know this is unacceptable.
Indiana Dairy Farms Cited for High Drug Residues October 29, 2010Posted by iaacwo in : Farm Animal Welfare
by Dan Flynn | Oct 29, 2010
Bos Dairy at Oaks and Irish Acres at Berne both received warning letters from FDA about their alleged animal drug abuse.
In an Oct. 13 warning letter to Bos Dairy, FDA said the farm sold an animal for slaughter was adulterated because it contained an animal drug that is unsafe.