OPPOSE Indiana HB 1332
If passed, HB 1332, would prohibit a person from possessing, selling, transferring, or breeding any animal defined in this legislation as a "dangerous wild animal."
In addition to presenting substantial enforcement challenges, HB 1332 will likely result in an adverse impact on public safety, animal welfare, and local economies.
The exemption section creates undue hardship on the limited scope of potentially exempted USDA licensees.
Impoundments of animals may happen under the guidance of unqualified individuals, potentially endangering BOTH the animal and the people involved.
The passage of a similar bill, Ohio SB 310 in 2012, has resulted in many negative outcomes, including the death of endangered species under the care of the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA).
Modification of this bill is necessary to ensure that lessons learned from Ohio are appropriately applied.
PLEASE TAKE ACTION to oppose this legislation, HB 1332.
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This bill is currently in the Committee on Natural Resources. You can cut and paste our attached letter and forward it to the committee on Natural Resources here.
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