Indiana Votes for “Penning” 9-2

INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s Natural Resources Commission voted 9-2 today to create a permit that allows and regulates enclosed areas used by hunters to train hound dogs – using live coyotes and foxes as bait.

The panel also voted on a moratorium preventing any new permits from being issued after January 1, 2012.  There is currently only one “penning” facility in southern Indiana (in Linton).

For more information, visit WTHR, or check out the press release from the Indiana Coyote Rescue Center.  You can also offer commentary on the rule at the Indiana National Resources Commission web page here.

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