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Penning in Indiana?
Channel 13 (Indianapolis) - News story covering the horrific nature of fox pens and the likelihood that they will be permitted in Indiana.

Proposal could allow "kill pens" in Indiana
November 16, 2010 - Channel 13 (Indianapolis) - The video from the Humane Society of the United States tells the story - animals put in a pen to be mauled by dogs. Now, a new move could lead to similar scenes here In Indiana.

State panel OKs permits to regulate hunting enclosures
November 16, 2010 - Indiana Star - 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.

DNR prepares rules to protect coyotes is in penned hunts
November 16, 2010 - Indiana Star - "The long chase has ended. Hound dogs are yelping and moving in for the kill. An exhausted coyote is backed up against a tree or a fence. There is nowhere to escape."

Whether penned or canned, don't call it a sport
November 10, 2010 - Indiana Star Letter to Editor - "I am repelled that Indiana continues to allow canned hunting and particularly penned dog training using coyotes. It is inconceivable to me that any individuals who consider themselves sportsmen would participate in this ugly practice."

(Naples News) - Florida may shut down pens used to train dogs to capture foxes, coyotes
This article contains GREAT undercover video of William McCurdy and James Nessmith admitting to killing foxes and coyotes!

FWC decides to draft rules guiding Fox and Coyote enclosures
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted Wednesday (2/17/2010) to temporarily prohibit the chasing of foxes and coyotes in enclosures.

FWC arrests 12 for illegal purchase, possession of foxes and coyotes
At the conclusion of a 10-month undercover investigation Tuesday night, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) arrested 12 people for the illegal purchase and possession of live foxes and coyotes.

Fox Pen Memo
Memo sent by FWC to potential fox pen owners. Outlines the steps required to get a fox pen permit. Note that the permit is a "no-cost permit".

Don't Allow Fox and Coyote Hunting in Florida
Gainesville Sun, May 1991

State Considering Fox Pen Regulation
Gainesville Sun, May 1991

Fox Hunting Law Draws Local Criticism
Ocala Star-Banner, May 1991

General Information / Links
Kelly Currin Morris Remains Discovered: Tar River Fox Pen
A missing mother of two children, sister to a brother, daughter, and loving friend, Kelly Currin Morris, was found ravaged in Tar River Fox Pen, a 900-acre private fox hunting preserve owned by James Ray of Creedmoor.

What is Alveolar Echinococcosis?
Center for Disease Control (CDC) Fact Sheet which details how the transmission of the AE microscopic tapeworm that is fatal to humans is being transmitted by fox pens

Translocation of Coyote Rabies -- Florida, 1994
Center for Disease Control (CDC) - Translocation of a rabies variant from one area to another has been identified increasingly in the United States. During November and December 1994, rabies was diagnosed in five dogs from two associated kennels in Florida

The Humane Society of the United States Finds Possible Violations of North Carolina Wildlife Pen Regulations
The Humane Society of the United States documented apparent violations of state regulations at nearly a dozen wildlife pens, or controlled hunting preserves, in nine counties in North Carolina. * With Video - contains video of fox pen violations and dogs attacking coyote during an "event".

Humane Society (HSUS) Wildlife Penning Fact Sheet
Explains the facts related to wildlife penning in a one-page format.

"Insider Describes Ugliness of Wildlife Penning"
Mamie Henderson had been involved in the daily operation of a wildlife penning facility for nearly two years and recently spoke to Fox 5 in Atlanta to expose the cruelty of this practice. Now she shares with The HSUS her first-hand account of what occurs regularly in these brutal pens.

"Cruel Wildlife Penning Exposed"
The Humane Society of the United States is calling for a ban on the horrific practice of penning wildlife for dog training.

Officials Allege Violations at Hunting Ranges
Washington Post, 11/16/2007
Virginia wildlife officials have joined a multistate investigation into the illegal buying, selling and possession of foxes and coyotes for use on private training preserves where hunters pay to run their foxhounds.

18 Are Arrested in Illegal Twist on Fox Hunts
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 12 (AP) — The authorities seized dozens of animals and charged 18 men from four states in what they described Monday as a new twist on the old sport of fox hunting: releasing trapped animals into fenced pens so they can be chased down by dogs.

Cruel New Twist For Trapped Animals
There are some sport hunting practices that are simply beyond the pale. Bear baiting, high-tech hound hunting, pheasant stocking, contest kills and canned hunts are among the worst.

Controversial Fox Pen Rattles Shell Residents
Horry County is home to 13 of South Carolina’s approximately 150 fox pens and some residents of the Shell community don’t want to see a 101-acre tract of property in their community become number 14.

After two tie votes, council denies fox pen appeal
The Horry County Zoning Board of Appeals turned down an appeal by a group of residents concerned about a fox pen being built in their neighborhood, after the six members present locked in a tie twice.

Sites Supporting Fox Pens

These sites provide some interesting insight into the minds of fox hunters. If you view the message boards on SpeedDogs and MasterFox, you'll see that they are concerned about our cause!

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