Kentucky 'Sponge Law' Introduced

In reaction to a dozen incidents in 1996 and 1997 of sponges being detected in the nostrils of horses at Churchill Downs, the Kentucky legislature will consider a bill that would strengthen the penalty imposed for tampering with a horse.

Existing laws treat such offenses under misdemeanor cruelty to animal statutes. State Sen. Danny Nunnelley of Midway, Ky., has introduced legislatio

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