INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The Indiana Department of Natural Resources and director Robert Carver Jr. were named Tuesday as defendants in a lawsuit over the decision to wave state permit requirements for a controversial Greene County "penning" facility.
In penning, large fences are constructed to confine wildlife for the purpose of training dogs. In this particular case, the lawsuit filed by Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), Project Coyote, and the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) targets the penning of wild foxes and coyotes.
"As a nation, we have banned dog and cock fighting because of their inherent cruelty" said Camilla Fox, Executive Director of Project Coyote and Wildlife Consultant with AWI. "Like these other brutal blood-sports, coyote and fox penning is unacceptably cruel and should be relegated to America's dark past."
Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan will take Dario Franchitti's number 10 Target car.
A one-mile stretch of State Road 135 was closed Friday as firefighters battled a house fire, according to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.
The Indiana Sports Corporation unveiled the logo for the 2015 NCAA Men's Final Four on Friday morning.