New Hampshire House Bill 1433 would amend the state’s cruelty to animals code to specifically include poisoning animals—with the exception of pest control—among the enumerated offenses. “Negligently” poisoning an animal “by exposing, distributing, or administering an active poison or toxic substance causing harm or death to an animal” would be treated as a misdemeanor, and purposefully poisoning an animal would be classified as a felony. The bill has been referred to the New Hampshire House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.