Recent News for Legal Concerns & Legislation


Senate Committee Passes Anti-Slaughter Budget Amendment

May 20, 2016

The amendment would prevent the USDA from using any of its 2017 budget revenue to pay for horsemeat inspections. ... Read More


AHC Announces Speakers for 2016 Issues Forum

May 10, 2016

The forum will feature several members of Congress in line with the theme of "Putting More Horsepower in Congress."... Read More


House Committee Passes Anti-Slaughter Amendment

April 20, 2016

One bill sponsor said the legislation is designed to protect horses while keeping the U.S. food supply safe.... Read More


Bill Would Put Salt River Herd Under State Jurisdiction

April 17, 2016

The bill would protect the feral horses and place them under Maricopa County Sheriff's Department and USFS jurisdiction.... Read More


I Bought a Horse with a Behavior Problem. Now What?

January 22, 2016

An equine lawyer addresses buyer options after purchasing a horse with an unknown or undisclosed behavioral issue.... Read More


NYC Mayor, Carriage Cabbies Reach Agreement

January 20, 2016

The agreement would reduce the number of carriage horses in New York City and relocate the stables to Central Park.... Read More


Woman Allegedly Practices Vet Medicine Without a License

January 07, 2016

Jacque Smith is accused of duping horse owners into allowing her to treat their animals and more.... Read More


Are Horse Club Boards Liable for Club-Related Injuries?

January 07, 2016

Before serving on an equestrian organization's board of directors, check to make sure the club's paperwork is in place.... Read More


Congress Passes Bills With Horse Industry Implications

January 06, 2016

In December Congress passed three bills that include provisions favorable to the horse industry.... Read More


The Liability of Leasing a Horse to a Kid

November 27, 2015

Have you considered leasing a horse? To a minor? An equine lawyer explains the risk. ... Read More


Bill Would Protect Pennsylvania Veterinarians

October 08, 2015

Proposed legislation would shield the veterinarians from liability if they report suspected cases of animal abuse. ... Read More


Attorneys: Horse Racing Drug Prosecutions on Solid Ground

August 17, 2015

A group of attorneys believe horse racing's anti-doping rules will continue to withstand legal challenge.... Read More


PAST Act Reintroduced into U.S. House

July 30, 2015

The bill would amend the Horse Protection Act to ban performance packages and stiffen soring penalties.... Read More


Bills Would Put States in Charge of Wild Horses, Burros

July 24, 2015

The legislation would place the herds under the jurisdiction of the states and Native American tribes that request it.... Read More


New Kentucky Database Lists Lost, Abandoned Horses

July 22, 2015

Kentuckians whose horses have gone missing can now search for them online using a new database.... Read More


Proposed Bill Calls for Federal Anti-Doping Racing Rules

June 17, 2015

Race-day medications for racehorses would be banned and an independent agency would be charged with enforcing rules.... Read More


Liability Releases for Equine Businesses

June 11, 2015

These waivers are worth far more than the paper they're written on. Find out what you need to know. ... Read More


Groups Urge Congress to Help Maintain Trails

May 03, 2015

Organizations encouraged Congress to pass the bipartisan National Forest Trails System Stewardship Act.... Read More


2015 National Issues Forum Scheduled

April 30, 2015

The theme for this year's AHC National Issues Forum is "Protecting and Promoting the Horse."... Read More


Federal Legislators Reintroduce PAST Act

April 30, 2015

Lawmakers reintroduced legislation that would stiffen penalties for those that sore Tennessee Walking Horses.... Read More


Kentucky Equine Market Continues to Show Improvement

April 09, 2015

Horses have been one of the signature sectors of Kentucky's agricultural economy for many years. ... Read More


Ohio Adopts 'Use of the Whip' Rule for Standardbreds

April 08, 2015

While there are already regulations in place for whip use in harness races, the new rule is more restrictive. ... Read More


Double-Decker Horse Transport Bill Introduced

March 31, 2015

The bill stems from a deadly 2007 incident involving the crash of a double-decker trailer carrying Belgian draft horses.... Read More


Colorado Horse Owners Reminded to Get Brand Inspections

March 22, 2015

State statutes require a brand inspection if owners plan on buying, selling, adopting, gifting, or selling horses.... Read More


UK Law Symposium to be Held Feb. 24

January 23, 2015

Equine sessions will cover a range of issues from the Kentucky horse industry to court cases on industry regulation. ... Read More