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The man who shot and wounded Lady Gaga’s dog walker while stealing her French bulldogs last year took a plea deal and was sentenced to 21 years in prison on Monday, officials said.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling for an insurance company that chose to save an injured show horse’s life despite its owner’s wishes.
The local subsidiary of West Lafayette-based pharmaceutical testing company Inotiv Inc. has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the company announced Monday.
Inotiv Inc., a West Lafayette-based pharmaceutical testing company, has seen its stock price soar — and later plunge — following its announcement last fall that it planned to acquire Indianapolis-based Envigo RMS LLC, which breeds and sells animals used in lab testing.
The Court of Appeals of Indiana has upheld a man’s conviction for hitting and shooting his dog, finding the evidence did not support his claim that he was trying to put the animal down to protect his neighbors.
A federal judge has issued an emergency order imposing a series of restrictions on a dog-breeding facility in Virginia owned by an Indianapolis-based company after regulators said the site was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of beagle puppies.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by Kansas to revive a law, earlier struck down by lower courts, that banned secret filming at slaughterhouses and other livestock facilities.
The U.S. Supreme Court said this week that it has agreed to hear a case brought by the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation against California’s Proposition 12, which could have an impact on Indiana’s 3,000 pork producers.
Communities across Northwest Indiana are considering humane pet store policies that ban the sale of pets raised at puppy and kitten mills.
Indiana prosecutors have charged four juveniles from southeastern Illinois with allegedly torturing and poaching more than 20 wild deer in the two states.
Hundreds of people turned out for an auction at a former Charlestown wildlife center where the ex-proprietor and his ex-wife were found to have violated the Endangered Species Act by taking and wounding animals, including tigers and lions.
The legal battle over a now-defunct roadside zoo in Charlestown is continuing with allegations that the zoo’s embattled owner is attempting to auction possibly misappropriated items.
A judge has ordered the former proprietor of an Indiana wildlife center and his ex-wife to pay People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals more than $700,000 in attorney fees stemming from the group’s successful lawsuit alleging violations of the Endangered Species Act.
The Biden administration on Monday reversed a policy imposed under former President Donald Trump that drastically weakened the government’s power to enforce a century-old law that protects most U.S. bird species.
State environmental officials are warning the public to avoid a northwestern Indiana lake while authorities investigate the deaths of dozens of ducks and other waterfowl in the area.
An Indianapolis animal shelter still must face a negligence lawsuit from a family whose daughter was mauled by an adopted dog after the Indiana Court of Appeals reaffirmed its reversal of summary judgment for the shelter on Wednesday. The appellate court granted rehearing for the limited purpose of clarifying the issues of fact that preclude summary judgment.
Hoosiers looking to find a new furry friend via the Internet need to watch out for scammers, the Indiana Attorney General’s office announced Thursday.
The controversial owner of a now-defunct Charlestown zoo is vowing to “prepare for war” after his roadside attraction was formally dissolved.