Letter: A bill to stop cruelty
The time has come for all animal lovers to come together as one collective voice and show support for Andrew!
House Bill 1579 is also called Andrew’s Bill. It will restrict the methods used for fur trapping in our state. Many of you may recall the sad story of Andrew, a beloved canine companion who was killed by a cruel conibear trap in Auburn in December 2012. This bill will take steps to protect non-target animals from agony or death because of innocently getting caught in a body gripping trap.
Also, Andrew’s Bill prevents needless cruelty to all animals as it restricts the archaic trapping methods still currently in use by the state.
Please join me and other animal lovers on Thursday when Andrew’s Bill will be heard by the House Fish & Game and Marine Resources Committee. The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. in Rooms 305-307 in the Legislative Office Building. Come early to get a seat and sign in showing support for Andrew’s Bill. If you cannot make it to the hearing, you can still help by contacting your legislator in support of HB1 579.
This is the link to find your legislators http://www.tinyurl.com/legislatorfind. Together we can make a difference, and Andrew will not have died in vain. Thank you and I am looking forward to meeting compassionate people who work to stop unnecessary cruelty to animals.
(The writer is a member of New Hampshire Citizens Against Trapping.)