Recent News for Legal Concerns & Legislation

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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

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Commentary: Rebels and Reformers

October 09, 2013

Eric Mitchell shares his thoughts on the U.S. Trotting Association's recent exit from the RMTC. ... Read More

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AVMA Implores Congress to End Government Shutdown

October 09, 2013

The AVMA says crucial veterinary programs that ensure animals' health and welfare are short-staffed or halted.... Read More

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'Horses and the Law' Blog Returns to TheHorse.com

October 04, 2013

Attorney Rachel Kosmal McCart joins TheHorse.com's blogger stable to pen the "Horses and the Law" blog. ... Read More

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Montana Owners Reminded to Get Brand Inspections for Horses

October 03, 2013

The Montana Department of Livestock says horses must have a brand inspection before crossing county lines.... Read More

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How Will the Government Shutdown Affect Equine Interests?

October 01, 2013

Find out how the government shutdown could impact the horse industry and your equine interests.... Read More

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Are Horses a Vicious Species? Court to Decide

September 27, 2013

Connecticut horse owners anxiously await a ruling that could declare horses a naturally vicious species. ... Read More

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Two Indicted on Charges Connected to Horse Hauling Accidents

September 23, 2013

Two connected to horse transport company Three Angels Farms were indicted earlier this month.... Read More

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Kentucky's Equine Industry has $3 Billion Economic Impact

September 06, 2013

Kentucky's equine industry had a total economic impact of almost $3 billion, generated 40,665 jobs last year.... Read More

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Soring Charges Against Trainer Wheelon Dismissed

August 20, 2013

The charges against a Tennessee horse trainer were dropped, but the case could still be far from over. ... Read More

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California Eases Coggins Test Requirement

August 19, 2013

The requirement for a negative Coggins test for horses entering the state changed from six months to one year.... Read More