Recent News for Legal Concerns & Legislation

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Hiring a Horse Broker? Get a Contract

November 20, 2014

A good contract describes what is required of involved parties and what happens if they don't fulfill their obligations.... Read More

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AHC Opposes Expansion of Clean Water Act

November 18, 2014

The American Horse Council is concerned about what it calls "vague and unclear terms and definitions."... Read More

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Whitfield Ethics Probe to Continue

November 12, 2014

The probe will investigate if Rep. Ed Whitfield's wife influenced him about Tennessee Walking Horse-focused legislation.... Read More

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Firms get FDA Warning About Equine Ulcer Products

November 07, 2014

Three companies have received warning letters for marketing equine ulcer products without the FDA's approval.... Read More

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Ohio Family Appeals Service Horse Decision

August 24, 2014

The family is appealing a court's decision to dismiss their case to keep their service Miniature Horse at their home.... Read More

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FDA Sends Warning Letter to Compounding Firm

August 21, 2014

Tests showed that some of Wickliffe Pharmaceutical's products are "adulterated and misbranded," the letter states. ... Read More

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Massachusetts Bill Requires Vets to Report Animal Cruelty

August 20, 2014

The bill requires vets to notify local law enforcement authorities if they suspect that an animal is being maltreated.... Read More

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Trusts Help Provide Care for Horses when Owners Cannot

August 14, 2014

Take steps to ensure your horse receives proper care if you're unable to provide for them.... Read More

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Conviction in SAU Horse Theft, Slaying Case Stands

May 23, 2014

A judge upheld a guilty verdict in the case against Wendi Cox, who was involved in the SAU horse theft case. ... Read More

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PAST Act Supporters to Rally in Washington

May 20, 2014

Supports of the bill will gather in Washington, D.C., in June to show their support for the legislation.... Read More

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AHC's 2014 Issues Forum and Convention Approach

May 19, 2014

The June 24 National Issues Forum will feature a program titled "Where Have All the Horses Gone?"... Read More

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Abandoned Horses: Who Owns Them and Who is Liable?

April 24, 2014

Horse abandonment isn't uncommon in hard economic times. Here's what to know about handling abandoned horses.... Read More

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Anti-Soring Bill Advances to Full Senate

April 10, 2014

A Senate committee passed a bill that would ban the use of performances packages and chains. ... Read More

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Veterinary Mobility Bill Moves to Full House

April 10, 2014

The bill would allow veterinarians to transport to and dispense controlled substances at treatment sites.... Read More

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Tax Depreciation for Racehorses Advances

April 04, 2014

This provision accelerates, simplifies, and makes uniform the depreciation period for racehorses. ... Read More

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New Walking Horse Bill Expands Blackburn Legislation

April 03, 2014

The bill would aim to stop soring while preserving what it calls the "traditional" Walking Horse industry.... Read More

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Conn. Court Decides on Horses' Propensity to Cause Harm

March 28, 2014

The state Supreme Court skirted the issue of whether horses are by nature a vicious species in its ruling.... Read More

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Veterinarians Oppose Blackburn Bill

March 10, 2014

The bill was introduced last month as an alternative to anti-soring legislation introduced last year. ... Read More

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Obama Budget Could Halt Horse Plant Inspections Through 2015

March 07, 2014

A request contained in a budget proposal from President Barack Obama could halt horse processing through 2015.... Read More

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Former Horse Rescue Operator Wants Jury Trial

March 03, 2014

The former operator of a horse rescue is seeking a jury trial in connection with criminal charges. ... Read More

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Leachman Appeals Animal Cruelty Conviction to Montana Court

March 02, 2014

A Montana rancher found guilty of maltreating horses appealed his conviction to that state's Supreme Court.... Read More

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Bill Would be Alternative to PAST Legislation

February 28, 2014

A bill that would give lawmakers an alternate way to prevent soring was introduced this week.... Read More

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State Equine Statute Directory Published

February 28, 2014

The directory provides information on the equine activity and recreational use statutes for each state.... Read More

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Kentucky Supreme Court Will Not Review Cobra Venom Case

February 17, 2014

The court declined to review a ruling overturning a suspension imposed on equine vet Rodney Stewart, DVM. ... Read More

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AVMA Members Advocate for Federal Legislation

February 14, 2014

AVMA representatives gathered to educate the nation's policymakers on some equine-specific legislation.... Read More