New Hampshire Katherine Rogers is best known for hitting political opponents and anti-self-defense legislation. But she’s branching out. This session, her meddling includes a slew of so-called animal protection bills like regulating dogs outdoors.
The meddling is extensive.
HB1389 is AN ACT relative to criminal penalties for not providing adequate food, water, and shelter for animals.
- In this section, “adequate food and water” means access to clean, fresh, potable water of a drinkable temperature that is provided in sufficient volume, in clean, durable receptacles that are accessible to each animal, …
- For any dog left outside and unattended for more than 30 minutes during any period, … explores sheltering requirements that may require your local building inspector to approve.
- Between October 1st and April 30th, all structures shall have … (more requirements)
- Between May 1st and September 31st of any year, all dogs shall be given access to…(shade, among other things)
And here’s my favorite.
No dog shall be left outside and unattended, regardless of access to an outdoor shelter, for more than 15 minutes during any period in which a severe weather advisory or warning has been issued for the area by the National Weather Service, or if the temperature is below 32-degrees Fahrenheit or above 90-degres Fahrenheit. This includes but is not limited to a dog in a securely fenced in yard, a dog in a kennel, or a tethered dog.
No dog left outside. Not even dogs who are bred to live outside in places like (maybe) Alaska? Sorry, you can still do that. But if this were passed into law (not much chance of that), or slipped into the budget (much higher chance of that), you’d be violating that law and get fined.
Why? Because of Democrats like Katherine Rogers. She’s smarter than you and, if permitted, will apply the force of law to make sure you do things her way.
Keep in mind that the first paragraph allies to all animals.
1 New Paragraphs; Adequate Food and Water. Amend RSA 644:8 by inserting after paragraph II-a the following new paragraphs:
II-b. In this section, “adequate food and water” means access to clean, fresh, potable water of a drinkable temperature that is provided in sufficient volume, in clean, durable receptacles that are accessible to each animal, and at suitable intervals appropriate for the weather and temperature, to maintain normal hydration for the age, species, condition, size, and type of each animal; and access to and the provision of food that is of sufficient quantity and nutritive value to maintain each animal in good health; is accessible to each animal; is prepared so as to permit ease of consumption for the age, species, condition, size, and type of each animal; is provided in a clean and sanitary manner; and is provided at suitable intervals for the species, age, and condition of the animal, but at least once daily, except as prescribed by a veterinarian.
… or a Demcorat legislator.