NH Citizens Against Trapping - Andrew's Bill Needs Your Help

Letter to the Editor:

The time has come for all animal lovers to come together as one collective voice and show support for Andrew! HB1579 is also Andrew’s bill and it will restrict the methods used for fur trapping in our state.  Many of you may recall the sad story of Andrew, 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 such as Andrew from agony and/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 of NH.    

Please join me and other animal lovers on Thursday, January 30th when Andrew’s bill will be heard in front of the NH Fish & Game and Marine Resources Committee.  The hearing will begin at 9am in Rooms 305-307 in the Legislative Office Building on 33 North State Street in Concord.  Come early to get a seat and sign in showing support for Andrew’s bill. In addition, or if you cannot make it to the hearing, you can still help by contacting your legislator in support of HB1579.  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 more compassionate people who work to stop cruelty to animals.

Kristina Snyder

Concord, NH 03302-4211