Recent News for Legal Concerns & Legislation

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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

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Bill would Limit CHRB Equine Medical Director Term

May 10, 2013

The bill would limit the equine medical director to serving no more than two two-year terms consecutively. ... Read More

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Judge Rules Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing in Violation of Law

May 06, 2013

A Florida administrative law judge ruled the state can't allow pari-mutuel barrel racing under current law. ... Read More

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Virginia Horse Deaths Probed

May 06, 2013

Authorities are hoping necropsy results will determine what killed one horse and severely injured another. ... Read More

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Bill would Forbid Horse Processing in Maine

May 02, 2013

The bill would make horse processing and transporting horses to slaughter plants in Canada illegal in Maine. ... Read More

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Bill would Protect Mobile Vet Practices from Drug Charges

April 24, 2013

Vets who make farm calls to treat horses currently risk prosecution under the Controlled Substances Act.... Read More

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Equine Welfare Groups Eye Lawsuit over USDA Inspections

April 22, 2013

The groups say they'll challenge horse processing plant inspection permits granted by the USDA.... Read More

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Michigan Bill would Establish Registry for Animal Abusers

April 19, 2013

If the bill becomes law, Michigan would be the first state to establish a statewide animal abuser registry.... Read More

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Oregon Horse Tripping Ban Bill Advances

April 18, 2013

Co-sponsored by Senators Bill Hansell and Mark Hass, SB 835 would ban horse tripping in Oregon. ... Read More

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N.M. Horse Shooter to Face No Charges

April 16, 2013

The man who posted a video on the Internet of himself shooting his horse will not face charges. ... Read More

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House Bill would Amend Horse Protection Act

April 15, 2013

The bill would amend the Horse Protection Act by imposing stiffer penalties on anyone who sores a horse.... Read More

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2014 Budget Proposal would Nix Horsemeat Inspection Funding

April 11, 2013

Funding for inspections at horse processing plants would be eliminated under a request in the budget proposal.... Read More

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Convicted Mustang Abuser Jailed for Parole Violation

April 08, 2013

The rancher convicted of maltreating more than 200 mustangs was jailed for violating terms of his parole. ... Read More

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USDA Steps Up Imported Meat Inspections

April 05, 2013

The USDA's Food Safety Inspection Service will increase inspections of imported meat. ... Read More

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Montana Mustang Import Bill Fails

April 05, 2013

The bill would have required the BLM to obtain a permit to relocate wild mustangs or burros to Montana.... Read More

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Tennessee Grand Jury Indicts McConnell for Horse Soring

April 03, 2013

The grand jury indicted McConnell on more than 20 counts of animal cruelty in connection with horse soring.... Read More

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Oklahoma Governor Signs Horse Processing Bill

April 01, 2013

Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill reversing a 50-year-old law that made horse slaughter illegal in Oklahoma. ... Read More

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USDA Horsemeat Inspections Funded Through 2013

March 28, 2013

USDA inspections at U.S. horse processing plants will be funded through September 2013. ... Read More

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Oklahoma Lawmakers Pass Horse Processing Bill

March 27, 2013

Oklahoma have passed a House bill that allows horse slaughter in that state. ... Read More

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Queens, N.Y., Stables Shuttered

March 21, 2013

New York officials have temporarily closed a Queens stable after several horses died there in recent months. ... Read More

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State of Nevada, Wild Horse Advocates Reach Agreement

March 20, 2013

The state of Nevada and wild horse advocates reached an agreement on the sale of "estray" horses.... Read More