Recent News for Legal Concerns & Legislation


Missouri Court Denies Lay Equine Dentist's Appeal

February 25, 2013

A non-veterinarian dentist lost a bid to overturn a court ruling prohibiting her from floating teeth for pay.... Read More


Back Country Horsemen of America Celebrates 40 Years

February 23, 2013

The organization was founded to aid in the fight to preserve the right to ride horses on public lands. ... Read More


Youth Charged in Michigan Barn Fire

February 22, 2013

The youth faces multiple arson and animal cruelty charges in connection with a fire that killed 10 horses.... Read More


Arizona Bill would Recognize Miniature Horses as Service Animals

February 19, 2013

Miniature Horses would be recognized service animals if a pending bill becomes law.... Read More


Kentucky Horse Farms Can Apply for Disaster Relief

February 18, 2013

Kentucky horse breeding farms are now eligible to apply for federal relief from agriculture-related disasters.... Read More


How Do I Properly Dispose of my Horse's Syringes?

February 16, 2013

With a proper sharps disposal method in place, the risk of accidental needlesticks is reduced.... Read More


Crundwell Sentenced to Nearly 20 Years in Embezzlement Case

February 15, 2013

Former Quarter Horse breeder Rita Crundwell will serve nearly 20 years for embezzling $53 million.... Read More


Texas Horse, Truck Thief Sought

February 14, 2013

The stolen mare has since been recovered; a truck and trailer taken at the same time remain missing.... Read More


USDA Issues Rule on Importing Horses from CEM-Affected Countries

February 13, 2013

APHIS took this action after reviewing probable causes of CEM outbreaks in the United States.... Read More


Oklahoma Bills would Facilitate Horse Processing

February 12, 2013

Horse processing would again be legal if two bills currently pending in that state's legislature become law.... Read More


Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.) to Co-Chair CAPC

February 10, 2013

Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.) named co-chair of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus.... Read More


New Mexico Slaughter Facility Bill Rejected

February 05, 2013

The bill that would have authorized a study evaluating the feasibility of a horse processing facility.... Read More


New BLM Policies Address Mustang Welfare, Roundup Transparency

February 01, 2013

The BLM says the new policy directives were developed in response to public concern about animal welfare.... Read More


BLM Offers Reward in Burro Poaching Incident

February 01, 2013

The perpetrators unlawfully killed a burro, harvested the meat, and left the carcass in the desert. ... Read More


USEF Bans Action Devices for Gaited Horses

January 25, 2013

The USEF executive committee approved a rule banning soring during its Dec. 17, 2012, meeting.... Read More


N.Y. Bill: Ban Equine Performance-Enhancing Drugs

January 24, 2013

The legislation calls for a ban on equine performance-enhancing drugs in horse racing in New York.... Read More


N.Y. Governor: Use VLT Revenue for Equine Safety Measures

January 23, 2013

Cuomo wants to "redirect" $1.5 to $2 million per year for equine safety programs at the state's racetracks.... Read More


Kentucky Equine Survey Releases Initial Findings

January 22, 2013

This comprehensive survey of all breeds of horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules was the first since 1977.... Read More


Permit Allows Va. Owners to Move Horses throughout Southeastern States

January 14, 2013

Horse owners can elect to obtain a six-month passport in lieu of a certificate of veterinary inspection.... Read More


British Horse Society Names New Board of Trustees Chairman

January 09, 2013

New chairman Claire Aldridge also serves as chairman of the equine health and welfare advisory committee. ... Read More


AHC Urges Participation in USDA Agricultural Census

January 08, 2013

The agricultural census gathers vital information about U.S agriculture, including the horse community.... Read More

BLM horses in round-up


BLM Stiffens Mustang Purchase Rules

January 07, 2013

The new rules restrict purchases of more than four animals in a six-month period unless approved by the BLM.... Read More


Gagliano Elected AHC Trustee

January 05, 2013

Gagliano is the president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club.... Read More


Horse Owners Protected in Tax Legislation

January 04, 2013

The recent fiscal cliff tax legislation can benefit horse owners and breeders and farm owners.... Read More


USDA Issues Final Rule for Animal Disease Traceability

December 27, 2012

The rule establishes regulations for improving the traceability of horses and livestock moving interstate.... Read More