I have been licensed by the NH Department of Agriculure for the past 6 years . The first 5 years were outstanding until a new young inspector came along . She reported to the NH State Vet that I was keeping birds in my kitchen . I get a notice that any one who has a license to sell live animals including birds is not allowed to house birds in the kitchen . I am a breeder who works out of my home and I also assist in re homing . The only reason I got licensed was so that I could assist in re homing . There is a rule under RSA 437
437:5 Rulemaking. –
I. The department may adopt rules, under RSA 541-A, relative to health and sanitation standards to effectuate the purposes of this subdivision.
II. The rules shall also include health precautions in the case of birds and animals which are offered for transfer, displayed, kept, or placed in stores or shopping facilities where food or drink of any kind is sold, prepared or served.
I am not a store , and Im not a shopping facility . I work out of the privacy of my home . All of my sales and re homings of birds takes place in my kitchen . I prep fresh fruits and veggies daily for my birds , and I hand feed baby parrots on my kitchen counter . Please help me change this rule , before the Department of Agriculture comes knocking at your door !!!
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