Voters to consider hunting amendment to Indiana Constitution

April 15, 2015

A measure will be on the Indiana ballot in 2016 asking voters if they want to approve a constitutional amendment preserving the right to hunt and fish in the state.

The Indianapolis Star reports the Indiana House voted 81-12 on Tuesday night to pass the resolution, which the Indiana Senate already approved.

Supporters say the amendment to the Indiana Constitution is needed to stop lawsuits from environmental groups and animal-rights activists seeking to ban hunting. Opponents say the measure could encourage unethical hunting practices.

Resolution House sponsor state Rep. Sean Eberhart, a Shelbyville Republican, cited other pro-hunting constitutional amendments in other states.


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