Recent News for Legal Concerns & Legislation

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Bill Would Extend Equine Industry Tax Benefit

January 14, 2014

Several favorable tax provisions the horse industry enjoyed in 2013 have reverted to lower levels or expired.... Read More

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Senate Okays Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act

January 10, 2014

Mobile veterinarians are one step closer to better protection from federal drug prosecution.... Read More

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Attorney Threatens to Sue N.M. Attorney General

January 07, 2014

The suit is the latest volley in the battle surrounding the opening of a horse processing plant in New Mexico.... Read More

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AQHA Files Appeal Related to Clone Registrations

January 07, 2014

The AQHA has filed the latest installment in a long-running court case relative to cloned horse registration.... Read More

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Illinois City to Get Restitution in Crundwell Case

December 23, 2013

Dixon will receive more than $9 million in restitution in a case involving a high-profile horse breeder.... Read More

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Appeals Court Sides with Horse Processor

December 16, 2013

A federal appeals court ruled against animal rights groups that challenged U.S. horse processing plants. ... Read More

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Grand Jury Indicts Horse Trainer Wheelon, Three Others

December 06, 2013

Wheelon is free on bond after a jury indicted him on animal cruelty counts for allegedly soring horses. ... Read More

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Thomason Elected AHC Trustee

December 06, 2013

Thomason is the president and chief executive officer of Keeneland Association in Lexington, Ky.... Read More

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Court Says AQHA can Delay Clone Registrations

December 04, 2013

The AQHA can delay registering clones until the association's appeal of an earlier court ruling is decided. ... Read More

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Indiana Police Probe Horse Hair Thefts

November 25, 2013

Authorities are investigating a trio of incidents involving hair being cut from horses' manes and tails.... Read More

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Utah Man Accuses AQHA of Anti-Trust Violations

November 23, 2013

The Quarter Horse trainer alleges the AQHA violated anti-trust laws by preventing him from earning a living. ... Read More

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House Subcommittee Debates Horse Racing Safety, Integrity

November 22, 2013

The Subcommittee is considering a bill that would give the USADA the responsibility of ensuring racing safety.... Read More

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Connecticut Non-Veterinarian Tooth Floater Faces Charges

November 22, 2013

A Connecticut woman is facing charges for allegedly practicing veterinary medicine without a license.... Read More

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NTRA Shows Support for Racing Industry Reforms

November 21, 2013

In a letter the NTRA outlines progress in the national reform effort to enhance racing's safety and integrity.... Read More

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TRF Settles Lawsuit with New York

November 20, 2013

The suit was filed in May 2012 based on affidavits alleging abuse spread across TRF's satellite farms.... Read More

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Texas Compounder Draws Horse Racing Industry Scrutiny

November 15, 2013

Several compounding pharmacies are under scrutiny from horse racing regulators.... Read More

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U.S. House Subcommittee Hears Anti-Soring Bill Testimony

November 15, 2013

A U.S. House subcommittee heard from both sides of the soring issue during hearings on HR 1518. ... Read More

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ALDF Eyes National Animal Abuser Registry

November 13, 2013

Horse rescues could soon be able to consult a nationwide animal abuser registry before adopting animals out. ... Read More

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USDA Responds to Horse Processing Plant Appeal

November 08, 2013

The USDA is bound to inspect qualified horse processing plants, the organization's appeal response says.... Read More

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NAHMS Planning for Third Equine Industry Study

November 08, 2013

The National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) is planning for its third national equine industry study.... Read More

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N.M. Horse Processing Plant On Hold Again

November 05, 2013

An order handed down by an appeals court bars the USDA from carrying out inspections at processing plants. ... Read More

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Federal Judge Clears Way for N.M. Horse Processing Plant

November 04, 2013

A judge allowed a lawsuit that could have prevented a New Mexico processing plant from opening to expire. ... Read More

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AQHA Asks Court to Stay Clone Registrations

October 25, 2013

The AQHA has asked a federal court to stay clone registrations pending the outcome of an appeal.... Read More

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Reward Offered in Wisconsin Horse Death Case

October 14, 2013

The $10,000 reward was offered after a horse was fatally injured after being taken from its stall in July. ... Read More

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Seven More Organizations Support AHC Welfare Code

October 10, 2013

The code was designed to establish good welfare procedures to follow to "put the horse first."... Read More