Recent News for Legal Concerns & Legislation


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


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