Recent News for Legal Concerns & Legislation

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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

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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