Recent News for Legal Concerns & Legislation


Humane Groups Named in Equine Slaughter-Related Lawsuit

December 26, 2012

The lawsuit alleges the organizations conspired to defame a New Mexico meat processing company.... Read More


Philadelphia Bill would Regulate Inner-City Horse Keeping

December 18, 2012

The proposed ordinance would regulate various aspects of horse keeping in the city.... Read More


Florida Man Charged in Illegal Horsemeat Sale Case

November 30, 2012

The arrest follows an extensive investigation into the illegal horsemeat trade in Hillsborough County.... Read More


Quarter Horse Breeder Crundwell Pleads Guilty to Federal Fraud Charge

November 15, 2012

Crundwell admitted to embezzling millions of dollars from the city of Dixon, Ill.... Read More


Equine Contributions to Military Missions Monumental

November 11, 2012

War horses are remembered on Veterans Day through ceremonial parades and monuments around the world.... Read More


NTRA's Horse PAC Reports Success in Election Cycle

November 09, 2012

The NTRA's "Horse PAC," a bipartisan fund, spent $416,500 in the most recent election cycle.... Read More

Volunteers process equine passports in the temporary veterinary clinic inside the Kentucky Horse Park.


FEI Working to Improve International High Performance Horse Movement

November 08, 2012

The FEI's new project will include endorsing an official biosecurity guide and promoting horse passports.... Read More


Florida Town takes Aim at Horse Butchers

October 30, 2012

New minimum penalties of $3,500 in fines and a year in jail await those convicted of butchering horses.... Read More


Would-be Horse Advocates Charged with Trespassing

October 17, 2012

The women allegedly trespassed onto private property to check on horses they suspected were being maltreated.... Read More


Equine Cruelty Investigations

October 01, 2012

Vets and animal welfare organizations teach law officers how to recognize signs of equine neglect.... Read More


Lawsuit Seeks Compensation for Reproductive Lab Fire

September 28, 2012

A Colorado woman is seeking $1 million to compensate for losses from the CSU Equine Reproductive Lab fire.... Read More


New Jersey Bans Horse Processing Plant Development

September 26, 2012

Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation prohibiting the processing and sale of horsemeat for human consumption.... Read More


Reward Offered in Chicago Police Horse Injury Case

September 20, 2012

Police offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible.... Read More


Proposed Legislation would Stiffen Horse Soring Penalties

September 17, 2012

The legislation would stiffen penalties for soring horses by amending the Horse Protection Act (HPA) of 1970.... Read More


New Book on Equine Law is Rich in Horse Racing History

September 11, 2012

The book covers the twisting morass of equine regulatory law and tells a history of Thoroughbred racing.... Read More


Federal Prosecutor Seeks Stiff Sentence for McConnell

September 11, 2012

U.S. Atty. Steven Neff is seeking probation and a significant fine for Jackie McConnell.... Read More


Federal Plan Will Remove Horses from Nevada Wildlife Refuge

September 07, 2012

Wild horses and burros will be removed from their ranges in Nevada under a U.S. Fish and Wildlife plan.... Read More


Utah Bill Would Ban Unauthorized Photography on Farms

March 03, 2012

The bill would forbid photography or videography at agricultural operations without the owner's permission.... Read More


Colorado Lawmakers Nix Animal Abuser Registry Bill

February 01, 2012

A bill that would have established a registry for convicted animal abusers in Colorado failed in committee.... Read More


S.C. Bill would Expand Equine Activity Liability Law

January 19, 2012

The bill requires that warning signs be posted at riding trails operated by equine activity sponsors.... Read More


Nevada Bill Could Threaten Wild Horse Water Access

May 11, 2011

The would strip Bureau of Land Management wild horses and burros of their wildlife status in that state.... Read More


Guilty Plea Entered in Florida Horse Poaching Case

November 18, 2010

A Florida man accused of poaching two horses then butchering them for their meat pleaded guilty to the charges against him during an appearance in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on Nov. 17.

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Steve Kraus to Join Cornell as Head Farrier

October 28, 2010

Steve Kraus will join the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine as head farrier, effective Nov. 1. He will continue the great work of Michael Wildenstein, who has been with Cornell since 1991, and has accepted an early retirement in... Read More


Horse's Age and Rider's Experience Affect Horse Injury

October 22, 2010

When it comes to horse management, "experience is the best teacher." According to a recent study by Swedish researchers, experienced staff might help protect your horse against orthopaedic injuries. The study tried to ascer... Read More


UK Livestock Lab Changes Name for a Broader Focus

September 20, 2010

The University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center is now the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Lab (UKVDL). The name change was implemented to reflect the broad focus of the lab, which includes services beyond livestock species.

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