NH red-tailed hawk bill is back
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Lawmakers will push again for the red-tailed hawk to become the state raptor in hopes of vindicating a fourth-grade class that brought forth the same bill three years ago.
The state House of Representatives drew national attention when it rejected the first red-tailed hawk bill put forth in 2015. The bill, filed by state Rep. Renny Cushing, D-Hampton, was part of a class project by a group of fourth-graders at Lincoln Akerman School in Hampton Falls. Lawmakers were criticized for being insensitive to the young students in their remarks, with one representative saying the bird’s violent nature might make it a “much better mascot for Planned Parenthood.”