Friday, January 20, 2006
Ind. Law - Canned hunting draws fire in Fort Wayne editorial
The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette contains this editorial today. A quote:
An Indiana House committee and a North Manchester lawmaker demonstrated they are more interested in serving special interests than most of their constituents in supporting a bill to authorize the grotesque, unsportsmanlike practice of canned hunting. * * *For background, see this ILB entry from 1/18/06.
Hoosiers aren’t running to the legislature seeking this bill, which serves only the owners and operators of the existing canned hunting operations. In fact, public opinion most likely turned against high-fenced hunting after testimony in a January 2005 federal court trial described some of the practices of a Miami County operation. Those practices included shooting deer with tranquilizers, moving them to smaller pens, then taking hunters to tree stands near feeders in those pens.