Indiana to amend its constitution
Resolution to provide the people the right to "engage in the agricultural production of meat, fish or poultry"
The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee has passed a resolution to amend the Indiana constitution to provide that the people of the state have the “right to hunt, fish, harvest game or engage in the agricultural production of meat, fish or poultry as a valuable part of our heritage and shall be forever preserved for the public good subject to laws prescribed by the General Assembly and rules prescribed by virtue of the authority of the General Assembly.” This according to a report by the Indiana Farm Bureau Organization.
The resolution, if adopted by the current General Assembly and the next assembly, will pass to the electorate for ratification. Voting of the constitutional amendment would appear to preemptively oppose activities by organizations such as the HSUS in their attempts to oppose and restrict commercial-scale production of food.