- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (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.

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