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November 11, 2013

Learning to stand up for animals

State humane society director talks animal advocacy in Logansport.

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LOGANSPORT —

"It's good to meet people and see there are other people fighting the same fight," she said. "That is the key to not burning out."

Some issues raised were the creation of a statewide spay and neuter fund.

"Indiana has a crisis with the number of healthy and unwanted companion animals," Huang said.

Huang said people should ask lawmakers to look into a fund that would allow free spay and neuter clinics.

Another issue discussed was canned hunting, which is the practice of killing semi-tame animals inside a high fence enclosure. In the past few years, a law to legalize canned hunting was proposed, Huang said.

Huang urged those who attended to call lawmakers and schedule district office meetings, especially when the Legislature is out of session. She also urged them to volunteer at a local organization or shelter and take action on state and federal legislation. She also urged people to be friendly advocates.

"You're doing yourself a disservice by coming in angry and pointing a finger," Huang said. "Be the best advocate you can be."

Those interested in finding out more can email Huang at ehuang@humanesociety.org.

Amie Sites is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5117 or amie.sites@pharostribune.com. Follow her: @PharosAES.

 

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