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Destruction of Nesting Birds

On May 13-14, 2024, as part of a parking lot repaving and upgrade project, Market Basket in Milford, NH dredged a half acre of wetland at the entrance to their property.  Market Basket wetland before dredging (Aug 2023) Created in 1995, the pond was designed to capture rainwater. Over the

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Promoting Plant-Based Diets for Dogs at Mutt Strutt

On May 19, 2024, NHARL had a booth at the Manchester Animal Shelter’s Mutt Strutt, where we promoted plant-based diets for dogs. https://nhanimalrights.org/wp-content/uploads/IMG_3907.mov Previous Next Note: The French bulldog in the slideshow was purchased at The Puppy Palace in Manchester, then surrendered to the Manchester Animal Shelter when the purchaser

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Promoting Our Wildlife Programs

Today NHARL had an exhibit at the Saving Special Places conference in Alton, NH to promote our various wildlife protection programs, coordinated by our volunteer Wildlife Programs Promoter, Caelin Graber.  The conference attracted professionals working in conservation, land trusts, and natural resources management, so it was a perfect networking opportunity

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Delicious Time at Build-A-Cookie

We had a great time visiting with old and new friends at Build-A-Cookie, located in the Fox Run Mall in Newington, Saturday, March 16. The NHARL-inspired “Lucky Dog” cookie was featured along with many other cruelty-free, allergen-friendly, and gluten-free treats. Huge thanks to cookie queen Alex and her Build-A-Cookie team

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Kangaroos Are Not Shoes! (Repeat Performance)

Chanting “Kangaroos Are Not Shoes — Don’t Be a Dick’s,” the New Hampshire Animal Rights League once again stormed Dick’s Sporting Goods, this time in Concord, calling on the store to stop selling shoes made from kangaroo skins. Dick’s Sporting Goods is the country’s largest distributor of kangaroo-based soccer cleats

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Kangaroos Are Not Shoes!

Chanting “Kangaroos Are Not Shoes — Don’t Be a Dick’s,” the New Hampshire Animal Rights League stormed Dick’s Sporting Goods at the Mall of New Hampshire calling on the store to stop selling shoes made from kangaroo skins. Dick’s Sporting Goods is the country’s largest distributor of kangaroo-based soccer cleats

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Squirrels and coyotes debated in NH Senate committee

by RICK GREEN for the Keene SentinelJanuary 11, 2024 The value of gray squirrels and coyotes was debated at an N.H. Senate committee meeting this week, with some speakers labeling them as a plentiful nuisance and others saying they are worthy of protection. At issue were two bills, one to ban

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Speaking Out Against Bull Riding

For the third year in a row, NHARL volunteers had vegan boots on the ground at the SNHU Arena in Manchester to protest the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Tour. The League led two impactful demonstrations before each scheduled show, Friday, Dec. 15, and Saturday, Dec. 16. Our posters invited eventgoers to consider

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Venison donations may come with a side of lead

Commentary by Joan O’BrienNH Bulletin (republished by Seacoast Online)November 6, 2023 It’s deer hunting season, and once again the New Hampshire Food Bank is promoting its “Hunt for the Hungry” program, encouraging hunters to donate deer meat (venison) to the food bank. It’s a feel-good program that gets a lot

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What Happened to Gus?

This was Gus. He was our puppy and he died at puppy palace… — Holly B. (Yelp reviewer) Gus the puppy On July 22, 2023, a woman named Holly B. reviewed The Puppy Palace on Yelp and told the world how Gus, the puppy her family had planned to take

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Dairy Is Scary Message at the Howl-O-Ween 5K

On October 21, 2023, the New Hampshire Animal Rights League took part in the Animal Rescue League of NH’s annual Howl-O-Ween 5K, sharing a message of “Dairy Is Scary” and handing out vegan Halloween treats and literature. Our message was apropos, because the New England Dairy “Mobile Dairy Bar” was also

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Summer Outing a Big Success

We had another perfect weather day for the New Hampshire Animal Rights League’s annual summer outing held August 12, 2023 at Four Tree Island, Portsmouth! President James Glover spent the day behind the grill, with his volunteer sidekick Trevor, serving up plant-based burgers from our friends KindRoots in Somerville, MA.

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Speaking up for fish at the Market Days Festival

New Hampshire Animal Rights League is pleased to share the news of our successful outreach efforts at the Market Days Festival in downtown Concord, NH.  During this three-day event (June 22- 24), we spread the word about the work we do for animals and made sure everyone who stopped left

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Spreading the word that dogs can be vegan

NHARL was on site at the NHSPCA’s annual PAWS Walk fundraiser talking about vegan diets for dogs. Previous Next This year we also had a group of members and supporters walking as “Team NHARL,” raising more than $700 for the NHSPCA (participants Valerie and Laureen not pictured).  New research supports

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NHARL Takes on a New Puppy Store

Over Memorial Day Weekend, NHARL was out in force protesting a new puppy store that opened in Manchester.  A description of the store is included in a letter to the Union Leader written by one of our board members.   Along with holding signs, we were able to have some conversations

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Successful Outreach at NH Fish & Game Event

New Hampshire Animal Rights League is delighted to share the news of our successful outreach efforts at NH Fish & Game’s Discover Wild NH Day held April 15, 2023 in Concord. During this popular family event that attracts thousands, we educated people about the harm to wildlife and the environment

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Speaking Out Against Bull Riding

As always, the New Hampshire Animal Rights League was on the ground at the SNHU Arena in Manchester to protest the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Tour. The League led two impactful demonstrations before each scheduled show — Saturday evening, Dec. 17, and Sunday afternoon, Dec. 18. Thank you to everyone

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Vegan Candy and Conversation at the Howl-O-Ween 5K

On October 22, 2022, the New Hampshire Animal Rights League took part in the Animal Rescue League of NH’s annual Howl-O-Ween 5K with table featuring vegan Halloween candy and literature. During this popular event, where costumed dogs and their people run a 3-mile race, we brought attention to less fortunate animals

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Record turnout for Annual Summer Outing

After two missed summers due to the pandemic, the New Hampshire Animal Rights League’s summer outing returned on August 21, 2022 at Four Tree Island, Portsmouth with a record turnout! It was a perfect day to be by the water, enjoying delicious vegan food, greeting old friends and making new

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Speaking Up for Chickens at the Market Days Festival

Winner of the Ninja Air fryer Thank you to everyone who entered to win the Ninja Air Fryer and accompanying plant-based air fryer cookbook. Our lucky winner was Jesse Cote! New Hampshire Animal Rights League is pleased to share the news of our successful outreach efforts at the Market Days Festival

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Successful Outreach at NH SPCA PAWS Walk

New Hampshire Animal Rights League was on site at the NH SPCA’s annual PAWS Walk Fundraiser to answer the question: “What’s Wrong with Eating Eggs?” Chickens make wonderful companions, and we encourage adopting birds from an animal shelter, such as the NH SPCA. But there are a number of problems

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Successful Day at NH Fish & Game Event

New Hampshire Animal Rights League is delighted to share the news of our successful outreach efforts at NH Fish & Game’s Discover Wild NH Day held April 16 in Concord. During this popular family event that attracts thousands, we spread a message of kindness toward mice and other “uninvited houseguests.” Despite

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Letter: Stop animal research

Letter in the Concord MonitorFebruary 23, 2022 Letter: Stop animal research A month ago, a truck transporting a hundred macaque monkeys from NY to a quarantine facility in Florida was involved in a traffic accident. The monkeys, packed in wooden boxes, were thrown from the truck. Three escaped. Once found,

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My Turn: Taking stock of NH’s fish hatcheries

Op-Ed in The Concord MonitorDecember 26, 2021 My Turn: Taking stock of NH’s fish hatcheries Every year, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department raises more than a million fish in concrete tanks and ponds at six fish hatcheries they operate around the state. Once the fish reach desired size,

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NHARL Saves Two Thanksgiving Turkeys from Slaughter

On November 23, the New Hampshire Animal Rights League saved two turkeys at Charmingfare Farm from being slaughtered for Thanksgiving. An employee at Charmingfare Farm transfers the turkeys to our vehicle The Story Back in October, a NHARL board member “reserved” a turkey at Charmingfare Farm. When Thanksgiving approached, there

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NHARL at Pope Memorial

Speaking Up for Farmed Animals at the Walk for the Animals

On Sep 19, New Hampshire Animal Rights League was on site at the Pope Memorial SPCA’s Walk for the Animals, a fundraiser including a 1-mile and 3-mile walk. Surrounded by dogs, we spread the message that farmed animals are really no different from our companion animals. Cows and pigs are

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Delicious Afternoon at Vegan Fall Market

New Hampshire Animal Rights League was on site at the This Stop Is Willoughby fall mini market on Sunday, Sep 12 in downtown Dover, NH (home of Roots vegan cafe and CAKE. vegan bakery). We met many vegans, and people moving in that direction, and spread the word about the work we

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Successful Booth at Market Days Festival 2021

New Hampshire Animal Rights League is thrilled to share the news of our highly successful outreach efforts at the Market Days Festival in downtown Concord, NH. During this three-day event (August 19-21), we spread the word about the work we do for all animals with a focus on promoting a

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July 2021 Newsletter

In our July 2021 Newsletter, we are excited to announce our plans for getting back out into the community to spread the animal rights message. Our first post-pandemic event will be tabling at the Concord Market Days Festival, and there are still a few volunteer slots to fill. On the

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March 2021 Newsletter

The March 2021 Newsletter for the New Hampshire Animal Rights Group is now available. We hope that you enjoy this latest edition of our newsletter. We hit the ground running in 2021, beginning with our online vegan cooking demo series in January (a.k.a. “Veganuary”). Read all about this initiative and the other

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November 2020 Newsletter

The November 2020 Newsletter for the New Hampshire Animal Rights Group is now available. We hope that you enjoy this expanded holiday edition. Join us for some exciting upcoming events, including our first ever virtual annual meeting on November 21st and online cooking demo with Carrie from Joyfull Eats! Learn

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Otter Loses Limb at Living Shores Aquarium

Violations show why aquarium should stay closed Published in the Conway Daily Sun — May 1, 2020 To the Editor: When Living Shores Aquarium at Story Land in Glen opened for business in November 2019, we thought it was a bad idea and said so. Just four months later, the

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Tabling at New England Dog Expo

NHARL had a busy and productive day tabling at the New England Dog Expo hosted by Good Mojo University in Milford. We promoted our advocacy work and spotlighted the benefits of a vegan diet — both for people and for dogs. We had many good conversations and handed out a

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Protesting at Living Shores Aquarium

Animal-rights protesters target Living Shores Aquarium at Story Land By John Koziol, Union Leader Correspondent — Nov 10, 2019 GLEN — Two animal-rights groups held a protest Saturday outside the new Living Shores Aquarium at Story Land, questioning the commitment to animal welfare and giving a special nod to Lolita,

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October 2019 Newsletter

The October 2019 Newsletter for the New Hampshire Animal Rights Group is now available. If you are an NHARL member, please remember to vote for board members on the last page of the newsletter.  

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Protesting Miss NH Pageant for Awarding Fur

NHARL joined with other animal rights groups outside the Miss New Hampshire competition to protest the awarding of a fur coat to the winner. Kristina Snyder led the initiative and was quoted by the Eagle Tribune: “It is time that the Miss New Hampshire Organization and indeed Miss America’s as

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Support Endangered Wild Animals at Heron Pond

Fundraising Campaign to Support Endangered Wild Animals at the Heron Pond Wetland & Wildlife “Preserve” An “ecological gem”! DONATE NOW “Thank you!” THE WILD ANIMALS ARE AT RISK Click Photo for Full View. The 270 acres owned by the Town of Milford is home to the Blanding’s Turtle, an “umbrella”

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Saving Beaver Ponds and Beavers Matching Grant Program

NHARL was pleased to award a $400 matching grant for beaver protection at Sherwood Glen Condominiums in Raymond, NH. Several years ago, Art Wolinsky and his condo installed flow pipes and fencing with their own money. They recently determined some upkeep was needed—namely, the installation of a culvert protection cage—on

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Protest Fur

This is the trapping table at the NH Fish and Game’s Discover Wild NH Day. At the same time they were promoting the torture and killing of innocent animals the NH Citizens Against Recreational Trapping and the NH Animal Rights League were right outside the event protesting the torture and

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Heron Pond Wildlife Need Our Help

Fundraising Campaign to Support Endangered Wild Animals at the Heron Pond Wetland & Wildlife Preserve An “ecological gem”! DONATE NOW The Wild Animals Are at Risk: The 270 acres owned by the Town of Milford is home to the Blanding’s Turtle, an “umbrella” species. Being an “umbrella” species means that

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Petition to Save the Bobcat

Please sign this January 2015 petition to Save the Bobcat in New Hampshire (NH residents only, please). Bobcats in NH have not been trapped since 1989. However, trapping of bobcats may soon be legal again in NH, if our opposition to trapping them is not expressed and heard. Thus this petition

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Animal Awareness program at Marion Gerrish Center

One of two billboards displayed on Elm Street in Manchester to protest two local stores that sold animals. By Suzanne Laurent, DerryNews.com — Jul 30, 2009 Linda Dionne, president of the New Hampshire Animal Rights League and Sherry Bezanson of PuppyMillDogsVoice.org are hosting an event, Animal Awareness Day, on Saturday,

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Help End Pheasant Stocking

This is an ongoing campaign that needs everyone’s attention. Each year our Fish and Game Department purchases ring-necked pheasants from a breeding farm. These helpless, farm-bred and raised pheasants are jammed into crates, driven the hours long transport, and then released into the fields of New Hampshire for hunters to

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