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Posted by nightcreatures on January 23, 2003 at 08:19:05:
In Reply to: Indiana venomous laws????? posted by Brandon Osborne on January 20, 2003 at 00:05:49:
To keep venomous in the State of Indiana you will have to obtain a permit for each animal being kept. The fee is $10 per animal.
With this permit, you can not breed, sell, trade or barter. The venomous animal must be purchased from outside the state. The permit will have to be renewed each year. To obtain the permit, a Conservation Officer must come to your home and check your caging before purchase. Once you have the permit, they can come at anytime without warning to check the animal(s). Basically by signing the forms, you waive all your rights to privacy.
Say you purchase a pair of Puff Adders, and permit each animal.
IF by chance they breed and you have twenty babies, then you would need to permit each baby. You can not sell them legally in the State of Indiana. There is no commericaliztion allowed by law. You may keep, but not breed. I had a very large venomous collection, and in 1998 I had to give it away or face yet more charges. (I was one of the 33 people arrested during Black Sunday)
If you would like further information, the contact I use at the Dept. of Natural Recources is Greg McCollam at 317-232-4080.