State Pet Shop Laws: Indiana
- Animal: does not include a human being. (IND. CODE ANN. § 15-5-17-1)
Food and Water:
- Prohibits anyone from selling a bird under 3 weeks of age or a rabbit under 2 months of age. Excludes “commercial breeders or distributors” “adequately equipped” for their care. “Bird” is not defined but this statute is located in the Agriculture title and the predecessor statute banned the sale of fowl under 3 weeks. (Penalty: class B misdemeanor) (IND. CODE ANN. § 15-2.1-21-13)
- License not required.
- Prohibits anyone from knowingly or intentionally destroying (or authorizing the destruction of) an animal by decompression chamber or electrocution (Penalty: class B misdemeanor) (IND. CODE ANN. § 15-5-17-2)
- Where “adequate space” is not defined the state has not established a definition for the term.
- The definition of “animal” may actually be broadly written while the types of animals covered by the law (e.g., veterinary care, sanitation, food and water) may be more narrowly drafted.