AWI Releases Report on Indiana Penning Investigation
A new report by AWI, Project Coyote, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) entitled Indiana Coyote “Penning”: An Inside Look at Animal Abuse and Cruelty details the results of an investigation of an Indiana penning facility, uncovering extreme animal suffering and providing strong evidence that wild coyotes are being illegally confined and killed by hunting dogs. The findings of the investigation, which took place in 2012 at WCI Foxhound Training Preserve (WCI), near the town of Linton in southwestern Indiana, further suggest that the Indiana Department of Natural Resources has turned a blind eye to this illegal conduct and instead encouraged penning in the state. In December 2012, AWI, Project Coyote, and ALDF won a default ruling declaring that the possession of coyotes by WCI is unlawful under Indiana law. The 12-page report can be downloaded for free from AWI's website, or ordered by mail for $1.