Feb 29, 2016 10:34 AM
NH bill seeks to officially ban the practice of bestiality
The Associated Press
CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire could join the majority of states in making the practice of bestiality illegal this year if lawmakers pass a bill making its way through the Statehouse.
A bill making it a felony for a person to engage in, or organize sexual contact with, an animal will have a public hearing Monday afternoon in Concord. Anyone convicted of the practice would be subject to a psychological assessment and barred from owning or living with an animal for a period of time determined by a court.
Democratic Rep. Kathy Rogers of Concord is the bill's prime sponsor. She says prosecuting the practice is not always possible using the state's existing animal cruelty laws.