Legislation in NH Concerning Animals

There are two very important bills coming up in our NH legislature that needs every NH residents help. One we want to defeat and the other we want to pass.

HB110 is what we call an ag gag bill. We want to defeat this bill. This is a left over bill from last year so it will be voted on in the 2nd week of January 2014 in the full House. We need you to contact your Representatives now and most certainly before January. Find out who they are here: www.tinyurl.com/legislatorfind Ag gag bills are supported by factory farms so that alone should tell you they are hurtful to animals and to those who give them a voice. Please go online and search ag gag in NH to learn more. Ag gag bills were defeated around the country in 2013 and there is no reason we can't do that here as long as we all contact our NH House Reps.

The other bill is new to the House this year. We want to pass this bill. We are calling it Andrew's Bill, after the dog who was killed in a conibear trap. It doesn't have a bill number yet but will soon. The first step is that this bill, which will restrict fur trapping so that no other dog will die as Andrew did,  will be heard in the Fish and Game and Marine Resources legislative committee sometime in January or February. If any of you have a Representative on that committee it is absolutely essential they hear from you!!! To find the committee members names and towns they represent go here: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/committees/committeedetails.aspx?code=H42 For more information on this bill visit www.tinyurl.com/nhcatfacebook and www.nhcat2014.org and @NHCAT2014 on twitter. We also have an online petition at www.tinyurl.com/nhcatpetition

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Only with your help can we defeat one and pass the other, for the animals. Please share this with everyone you know including other meetup groups that are concerned about animals. Let's make 2014 a good legislative year for animals!

                                                                      Along the same line as the HSUS Scorecard, showing how our Federal lawmakers voted on animal issues, we created a NH Scorecard, showing how our NH lawmakers voted on animal issues.

Click here to get the NH Scordcard in pdf.