Four years after failure, New Hampshire middle school students revive ‘red-tailed hawk’ bill
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It was a debacle destined for the national stage.
A group of school children went to the New Hampshire State House, awaiting a vote on a bill they helped draft. But the legislation, which would have designated the red-tailed hawk as the state raptor, was quickly torn asunder on the House floor and defeated, after lawmakers call the bill unnecessary and the bird violent, with one representative famously saying it would make a better mascot for Planned Parenthood because it tears its prey apart, “limb from limb.”