Recent News for Legal Concerns & Legislation


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


'Horses and the Law' Blog Returns to

October 04, 2013

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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