Stop Snapperfest

Indiana is home to an annual gathering where adults train America’s youth to become desensitized towards respecting life through animal torture and death. This activity was a shared interest by such notables as Edward Gein, Theodore Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Indiana native James Warren Jones.

Read Further: Stop Snapperfest

Petitions to Sign:
Stop Snapperfest Now

Stop Teaching Torture

Ban Barbarity of Snapperfest

Stop Inhumane Conduct in Indiana

Contact Parties of Interest:
Connie J. Brown
President of Ohio County Commissioner
Email: yvonnewalton@hotmail.com
Phone: 812-438-4624

Shane Koons
Ohio County Commissioner
Email: dkoons@dch.org
Phone: 812-584-0378

Douglas Baker
Ohio County Council Member President
Email: rsbakes@yahoo.com
Phone: 812-438-2062

Connie Smith
Ohio County Auditor
Email: ohioctyauditor1@earthlink.net
Phone: 812-438-2062

Todd Walton
Ohio County Commissioner
Email: twalton@cinergy.com
Phone: Phone: 812-438-2062

The Campshore Campground
Phone: 812-438-2135
Email: info@campshorecampground.com

Feel free to send your comments along with the below Indiana Statutes to remind them this gathering violates established Indiana Animal Cruelty Laws.

35-46-3-12 Beating Vertebrate Animal
Sec. 12.

(b) A person who knowingly or intentionally beats a vertebrate animal commits cruelty to an animal, a Class A misdemeanor. However, the offense is a Class D felony if:

(1) the person has a previous, unrelated conviction under this section; or

(2) the person committed the offense with the intent to threaten, intimidate, coerce, harass, or terrorize a family or household member.

(c) A person who knowingly or intentionally tortures or mutilates a vertebrate animal commits torturing or mutilating a vertebrate animal, a Class D felony.

The law mandates the following corrective actions for these types of offenses.

(f) When a court imposes a sentence or enters a dispositional decree under this section, the court:

(1) shall consider requiring:

(A) a person convicted of an offense under this section; or

(B) a child adjudicated a delinquent child for committing an act that would be a crime under this section if committed by an adult; to receive psychological, behavioral, or other counseling as a part of the sentence or dispositional decree; and

(2) may order an individual described in subdivision (1) to receive psychological, behavioral, or other counseling as a part of the sentence or dispositional decree.

CREDIT(S)
As added by P.L.193-1987, SEC.15. Amended by P.L.41-1998, SEC.2; P.L.132-2002, SEC.1; P.L.7-2007, SEC.1; P.L.171-2007, SEC.10; P.L.111-2009, SEC.14.

35-46-3-10 Attendance at Fighting Contest
Sec. 10.

A person who knowingly or intentionally attends a fighting contest involving animals commits cruelty to an animal, a Class A misdemeanor. However, except for a conviction under section 1 of this chapter, the offense is a Class D felony if the person has a prior unrelated conviction under this chapter.

CREDIT(S)
As added by P.L.193-1987, SEC.13. Amended by P.L.111-2009, SEC.13.

35-46-3-9 Promotion, Use of Animals or Attendance With Animal at Animal Fighting Contest
Sec. 9.

A person who knowingly or intentionally:

(1) promotes or stages an animal fighting contest;

(2) uses an animal in a fighting contest; or

(3) attends an animal fighting contest having an animal in the person’s possession; commits a Class D felony.

CREDIT(S)
As added by P.L.193-1987, SEC.12.

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