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Stop New Hampshire Bill That Will Silence Farm Animal Abuse Reports ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, protection, suffering, environment )

Cher
- 603 days ago - forcechange.com
Something must be done immediately to prevent the passing of bill HB110. Please sign the petition below to ensure that those trying to protect farm animals will not be silenced.



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Teresa W. (691)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 6:36 am
noted, signed and shared, thank you
 

Pat B. (354)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 6:42 am
TY,Cher. Done.
 

Dave C. (214)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 7:32 am
done. thanks.
 

Joe R. (189)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 7:58 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.
 

Birgitta S. (231)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 8:39 am
N+S TY
 

naomi cohen (44)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 8:40 am
signed! thank you, cher.
 

Sue H. (7)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:03 am
Noted and signed, thanks.
 

Lauren Kozen (159)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:12 am
Noted & Signed. Thanks Cher.
 

aj E. (164)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:12 am
signed.
 

Penny C. (79)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:18 am
Done.
 

Nyack Clancy (436)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:26 am
Your signature has been recorded.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:29 am
Done
 

Kit B. (276)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:50 am

Does anyone else feel that some officials just do not want to be bothered by those pesky animal abuse issues? Oh my, they just might have to follow up and do their job. Signed and tweeted

The New Hampshire House and Agriculture Committee recently presented a bill that would require those who record abuse to farm animals and livestock to report it to local authorities within 24 hours. This sounds like a law that would improve the efficiency of animal abuse cases, but what it will actually due is put a statute of limitations on what cases of abuse can be investigated. HB110 will dramatically effect animal rights groups’ ability to report longer, often more significant, cases of cruelty and must be stopped.

Six states have already adopted similar legislation–Iowa, Missouri, and Utah last year, and North Dakota, Montana, and Kansas 20 years ago. Critics argue that these laws are intended to silence groups who collect evidence of animal cruelty on private property because the information they report will be void due to the imposed time limits. In short, HB110 makes it nearly impossible for farmers to receive felony charges for animal cruelty and abuse even in cases with substantial evidence. In their 20 years of existence, no one has ever been prosecuted under these state laws.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 10:00 am
petition signed
 

Constance F. (433)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 10:38 am
Thank you Cher, and thank you Kit for the additional info. ! Ag-Gag bill passed in Iowa: House File 589

Feel free to tell the Iowa legislatures what you think. End the silence.

bill.anderson@legis.iowa.gov, robert.bacon@legis.iowa.gov, merlin.bartz@legis.iowa.gov, daryl.beall@legis.iowa.gov, jerry.behn@legis.iowa.gov, rick.bertrand@legis.iowa.gov, dennis.black@legis.iowa.gov, nancy.boettger@legis.iowa.gov, joe.bolkcom@legis.iowa.gov, tod.bowman@legis.iowa.gov, mark.chelgren@legis.iowa.gov, thomas.courtney@legis.iowa.gov, jeff.danielson@legis.iowa.gov, bill.dix@legis.iowa.gov, bill.dotzler@legis.iowa.gov, robert.dvorsky@legis.iowa.gov, joni.ernst@legis.iowa.gov, randy.feenstra@legis.iowa.gov, eugene.fraise@legis.iowa.gov, sandra.greiner@legis.iowa.gov, mike.gronstal@legis.iowa.gov, james.hahn@legis.iowa.gov, shawn.hamerlinck@legis.iowa.gov, tom.hancock@legis.iowa.gov, jack.hatch@legis.iowa.gov, rob.hogg@legis.iowa.gov, wally.horn@legis.iowa.gov, hubert.houser@legis.iowa.gov, pam.jochum@legis.iowa.gov, david.johnson@legis.iowa.gov, tim.kapucian@legis.iowa.gov, steve.kettering@legis.iowa.gov, john.kibbie@legis.iowa.gov, liz.mathis@legis.iowa.gov, matt.mccoy@legis.iowa.gov, paul.mckinley@legis.iowa.gov, herman.quirmbach@legis.iowa.gov, amanda.ragan@legis.iowa.gov, tom.rielly@legis.iowa.gov, brian.schoenjahn@legis.iowa.gov, joe.seng@legis.iowa.gov, james.seymour@legis.iowa.gov, roby.smith@legis.iowa.gov, steve.sodders@legis.iowa.gov, kent.sorenson@legis.iowa.gov, pat.ward@legis.iowa.gov, jack.whitver@legis.iowa.gov, mary.jo.wilhelm@legis.iowa.gov, brad.zaun@legis.iowa.gov... more
 

paula eaton (30)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 11:50 am
Signed. Since when is it a bad thing to try to make the short lives of these sentient beings lives better by going after the abusers. Disgusted by any lawmaker that would back this bill.
 

Bartlomiej T. (307)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 12:01 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you!
 

Julie E. (346)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 12:24 pm
Noted and signed.
I agree with you Kit.
They only care about themselves, going to board meetings and getting paid.
 

Thomas P. (468)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 12:35 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Cher
 

Donna Hamilton (140)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 2:30 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Cher.
 

Ruth R. (219)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 2:56 pm
Signed and sent!
 

Kim O. (399)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 6:39 pm
Definitely signed! Thanks Cher
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 10:23 pm
Noted, signed, twittered and google shared. Signed all other ForceChange petitions as well. Thank you Cher.
 

Marie W. (65)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 11:52 pm
S&N
 

Victoria Pohrebna (269)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 12:16 am
Signed.
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 12:29 am
signed.
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:11 am
Noted and signed.
 

Andrea Nemec (217)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:50 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 2:34 am
Noted and signed.
Thanks
 

Danuta Watola (1199)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:34 am
noted
 

Carol Bischoff (379)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 4:37 am
Noted and signed.
 

Pat A. (117)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 4:55 am
Done Thanks Ruth and Cher.
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 7:18 am
S+N
 

Carol Bischoff (379)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 7:40 am
Noted and signed.
 

. (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 9:25 am
Signed and Noted.
 

Lisa Neste (699)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 12:56 pm
Your signature has been recorded.
 

Michela m. (3940)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 2:17 pm

S&N
 

Ana Passos (2)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 6:16 pm
signed
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:20 am
signed and noted for sure!!
 

Arild Warud (166)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 3:09 am
Signed,TY Cher.
 

Yvonne F. (172)
Friday February 15, 2013, 11:45 am
Soooo signed!!!!!!! Thanks Cher
 
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