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Live Free Or Dye: Bill Would Allow Coloring Birds And Bunnies

By Norma Love, Associated Press
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire might be called the “Live Free or Dye” state if lawmakers lift a ban on coloring chicks, ducklings, goslings or rabbits to enhance their sale.

State Rep. Joel Winters, a Nashua Democrat, is proposing repealing a 1985 law that makes it illegal to dye the birds and bunnies to promote their sale, raffle or if they are to be given as a prize. Winters said Monday that he doesn’t think the law serves a purpose.

Former Agriculture Commissioner Steve Taylor disagrees. He said he fought for the law’s passage 28 years ago because the process stresses the birds and many die as a result. Taylor said too many people bought the cute colored chicks at Easter without knowing how to care for them.

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