May 3-4, 2024 – Farm & Forest Expo

NH Animal Rights League will have a tent at the Farm and Forest Expo, which has moved its location from the Doubletree Hotel in Manchester to the Deerfield Fairgrounds. The new location will mean a lot more farmed animals, since getting to the event no longer requires riding in a hotel elevator. 

The event runs Friday, May 3 from 9 AM to 7 PM and Saturday, May 4 from 9 AM to 4 PM.

This will be a big event with lots of opportunities for public outreach, so please consider volunteering for a shift in the tent. Training provided. Contact us at

Sat, Apr 6, 2024 – Saving Special Places

NH Animal Rights League will have a table at the Saving Special Places conference in Alton, where we will be promoting our Wildlife Protection programs: This conference attracts professionals working in conservation, land trusts, and natural resources management, making it a perfect networking opportunity for NHARL.

Dec 15 & 16, 2023 – Bull Riding Protests

Once again, NHARL will be on site at the SNHU Arena in Manchester for two demonstrations against the Professional Bull Riders event:

  • Friday, Dec 15th, 2023 — 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, Dec 16th, 2023 — 5:00 pm

Bull riding is cruel, not family entertainment!

Please join us outside the SNHU Arena for one or both peaceful protests against bull riding. Meet on the sidewalk near the SNHU Arena’s front entrance on the corner of Elm St. and Lake Ave.

Signs will be provided.

View from inside the SNHU Arena

Although supporting the PBR (or any business that uses animals for profit or entertainment) is discouraged, in 2022 one NHARL board member did go inside to see first-hand what the bulls are subjected to. She writes:

It was pretty awful being inside the arena. I did see “eye white” and “diarrhea butt.” When the bull is in the chute and the rider is getting mounted, sometimes there was an overhead view on the big screen. The bulls are pretty calm, like they know the routine, but the crew will punch or pinch the bull to upset him so the rider can make sure he has a good grip before the gate opens.

The least experienced riders went first and were thrown off within 4 seconds. In most cases the bull would quickly look for the exit gate and leave the ring (he probably gets a reward out back). But sometimes the bull would keep bucking without the rider, because the flank strap was still tight, or he’d charge at the ring crew before leaving.

And a few times the now rider-less bull seemed like he didn't want to leave, and would charge at the crew and run around the ring. In this case a guy on a horse with a lasso would rope the bull and lead him to the exit.

The music was really loud, and they had the pyrotechnics, and there was this stupid clown guy telling jokes and shooting prizes into the stands. Overall, it was just a completely inappropriate setting for a peaceful herd animal.

I did not see any bull become visibly injured while I was there, but I left before the show ended.

What You Can Do

  • Don’t buy a ticket!
  • Contact the PBR sponsors, including Tractor Supply, to complain.

Fri, Nov 24, 2023 – Fur Free Friday

Join the New Hampshire Animal Rights League on Fur Free Friday, November 24, 2023, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in a peaceful protest against the use of fur.

Fur Free Friday, which takes place the day after Thanksgiving, is a global campaign in which people all over the world educate holiday shoppers about the cruel fur industry.

Every fur coat, fur accessory, or piece of fur trim, whether sourced from wild animals or those raised on fur farms, causes tremendous suffering and takes unnecessary lives.

Please meet on the corner of Hazen Drive and Loudon Road in Concord, NH. Parking: If you turn onto Hazen Drive and take the first left, parking is available. Signs will be provided.

Sat, Nov 18, 2023 – Annual Meeting & Gentle Thanksgiving

This was our third sold-out catered Gentle Thanksgiving event at the NH Audubon McLane Center in Concord!


Photos courtesy of Udo Rauter

NH Audubon McLane Center
84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, 03301 United States
11:30 – 3:30 p.m.

We’re back to a traditional menu of all your favorite Thanksgiving dishes this year, once again catered by the talented chefs behind The Green Beautiful Gourmet Vegan Cafe in Manchester!

Tickets are $30* for members and their guests, $35 for non-members, and $10 for children (10 and under).

  • Seating is limited, so buy your tickets today! No tickets sold at door.
  • Ticket purchases are non-refundable.

* Ticket prices have increased from last year due to inflation and a more accurate cost projection for the event. If you are a member and the ticket price is not within your budget, please contact us.

Guest Speaker

Peter Marsh


Getting to Zero: A Roadmap for Ending Shelter Overpopulation — Attorney and former NHARL board member Peter Marsh was a founder of “Solutions to Overpopulation of Pets” (STOP), the group that spearheaded the establishment of publicly funded pet-sterilization programs in New Hampshire in the 1990s.

In less than a decade after the programs were established, shelter euthanasia rates dropped by 75 percent. By 2000, New Hampshire had become the first state in the nation to stop putting shelter cats and dogs to death just to make room for more homeless animals.

Using New Hampshire as a model, Peter has helped government agencies, foundations, and nonprofit groups develop humane animal protection programs throughout the United States. 

Oct 21, 2023 – Howl-o-Ween 5K

NHARL will have a table at the Howl-O-Ween 5K hosted by the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire. If you would like to help out at our table, please send a message to

Run/Walk with the NHARL Team!

New this year, we have organized a NH Animal Rights League Team to do the 5K and help raise money for the Animal Rescue League.

This is a great opportunity to get out and be active with the whole family, including your dog(s). Join in the Halloween spirit and wear your favorite costume!

You can also donate to support one of our runners/walkers and visit our table at the event.

900 Degreees Pizzeria Fundariser

On Monday, September 18, 2023 New Hampshire Animal Rights League is partnering with 900 Degrees Pizzeria to “raise dough” for our organization!

Join us at 900 Degrees on the 18th, anytime from 5:00 pm to closing, and be sure to mention you are there for NH Animal Rights League!  The restaurant is generously offering us a percentage of total dining sales for our event.

900 Degrees Pizzeria offers an extensive and delicious plant-based menu:

900 degress menu

So grab the family or a group of friends and treat yourself to a Monday night out. Let’s show the pizzeria that plant-based pies are in demand while also raising some dough for NHARL!

If the weather is nice, bring your four-legged friend and enjoy outdoor dining on the patio.

900 Degrees Pizzeria Fundraiser
Monday, September 18
50 Dow Street, Manchester, NH

Jun 22-24, 2023 – Concord Market Days 2023

From Thu, June 22 through to Sat, June 24, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, NHARL will once again have a tent at the Market Days Festival in downtown Concord. Our exhibit will focus on promoting a vegan lifestyle — by sharing information about the harms of fishing and eating fish.

We are looking for volunteers to help with handing out treats and literature and talking to visitors. You can volunteer for a full shift — or just an hour or so.

Market Days is lots of fun, and you can walk around and enjoy the festival before or after your shift. Bring along your family or a friend!

Market Days Festival 2022