NH bill requires reporting animal cruelty

Concord Monitor

(AP) — Anyone witnessing cruelty to livestock would be required to report the incident or face a $250 fine under a bill before the New Hampshire House.

The reports would be filed with police within 48 hours. People taking pictures or videotaping intentional cruelty to livestock or poultry would have the same duty to tell police they have evidence of the abuse. The bill defines cruelty as torturing, maiming, lacerating or grossly overworking livestock or poultry or transporting them in a cruel manner.

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