Recent News for Legal Concerns & Legislation

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Court Nixes Horse Processing Plant Plans

August 06, 2013

A judge ruled that criteria used to award inspection permits to horse process plants was flawed. ... Read More

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Legislation to Eliminate Soring Introduced in Senate

August 01, 2013

There are now bills in both the U.S. House and Senate to amend the HPA to eliminate soring. ... Read More

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Jury Rules Against AQHA Cloning Rules

July 31, 2013

A jury found the AQHA's rule forbidding the registration of cloned horses is a violation of antitrust laws.... Read More

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Permit Woes Complicate NM Horse Processing Plant Opening

July 24, 2013

The New Mexico Environment Department denied Valley Meats' wastewater permit request, pending a hearing. ... Read More

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Kentucky Approves 'Rapid Response' Protocol

July 22, 2013

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a "rapid response" protocol to examine emerging illegal drugs.... Read More

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Quarter Horse Cloning Lawsuit Heads to Court

July 15, 2013

A lawsuit challenging AQHA rules preventing registration of cloned horses heads to court this week.... Read More

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Conducting a Scientific Survey of an Equine Population

July 13, 2013

Reliable data on a state's equine industry is important for veterinarians and business owners, among others. ... Read More

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Barr, Tonko Co-Chairs of the Congressional Horse Caucus

July 12, 2013

Congressmen Andy Barr and Paul Tonko have been named co-chairs of the Congressional Horse Caucus.... Read More

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KHC Announces New Horsemen's Regional Caucuses

July 04, 2013

The caucuses are designed to inspire networking, communication, and education for Kentucky horsemen.... Read More

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BLM Seeking Public Nominations for Wild Horse Advisory Board

July 03, 2013

The BLM requests public nominations to fill three Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board positions. ... Read More

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N.M. Horse Processing Plant Wins Permit

July 01, 2013

A meat plant in New Mexico has received a federal permit to begin processing horses.... Read More

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Report: Inadequate Trail Resources Threaten Public Access

June 30, 2013

The National Forest System lacks the resources and staff to keep up with growing recreation demands.... Read More

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California Authorities Probe Horse Carcass Dumpings

June 26, 2013

Authorities hope the public can help identify who's illegally dumping horse carcasses in San Joaquin County. ... Read More

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Senate Committee Approves Horsemeat Inspection Ban

June 21, 2013

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted to deny horsemeat inspection funds funds during fiscal 2014. ... Read More

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USEF Proposes Performance Horse Collapse Rule

June 17, 2013

While USEF rules require owners to report fatalities, there are currently no regulations regarding collapse.... Read More

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Amendment to Defund Horsemeat Inspections Clears Committee

June 15, 2013

The amendment would deny the USDA funding to carry out inspections at U.S. horse processing plants.... Read More

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N.M. Attorney General Deems Horsemeat 'Tainted'

June 13, 2013

New Mexico's Attorney General has determined that horsemeat is unfit for human consumption. ... Read More

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Remember Brand Inspections for Colorado Horses

June 09, 2013

Colorado state statutes require a brand inspection if owners plan on buying, selling, or transporting horses.... Read More

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Corolla Wild Horse Bill Gets House Nod

June 05, 2013

The legislation would help protect a herd of wild horses residing on North Carolina's Outer Banks.... Read More

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Bill Would Retain Horse Depreciation Scale

May 31, 2013

The bill would make permanent the depreciation schedule for racehorses set to expire at the end of the year.... Read More

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TWHBEA President Backs Anti-Soring Bill

May 30, 2013

The bill would forbid the use of action devices and increase penalties for anyone convicted of soring horses.... Read More

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Florida Horse Found Slain for Meat

May 22, 2013

Authorities are seeking whoever entered a private property and slaughtered a horse for meat. ... Read More

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Florida Horse Rescue Operator Charged

May 15, 2013

The rescue operator allegedly maltreated horses in her care and falsified health reports.... Read More

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AVMA Supports Legislation to Combat Animal, Human Disease

May 14, 2013

The legislation would provide a stable flow of resources for the National Animal Health Laboratory Network.... Read More

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Wheelon to Vacate Leased Blount County Barn

May 14, 2013

Trainer Larry Wheelon, accused of soring horses, has until June 10 to vacate the Tenessee barn he leases. ... Read More