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
Contact Parties of Interest:
Connie J. Brown
President of Ohio County Commissioner
Ohio County Commissioner
Ohio County Council Member President
Ohio County Auditor
Ohio County Commissioner
Phone: Phone: 812-438-2062
The Campshore Campground
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
(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.
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
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.
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
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.
As added by P.L.193-1987, SEC.12.
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