Horses and the Law

June 2011 - Posts

Not In My Backyard

Ending the slaughter of horses in the United States has had little impact on the total number of horses slaughtered in North America, according to numbers from the Government Accounting Office.... Read More

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Sharing The Road

Horse-drawn buggies are subject to state traffic laws despite objections based on strict Amish religious beliefs, according to the Kentucky Court of Appeals.... Read More

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Legislative Obfuscation

Passage of the Government Litigation Savings Act will make it more difficult for animal welfare advocacy groups to sue federal agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management.... Read More

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Home Is Where The Heat Is—Or Not

Are the horses simply more personal property that can be sold over the owner’s objection to help satisfy debts, or should horses receive special consideration in a bankruptcy? ... Read More

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About This Blog

Equine lawyers don’t sue horses—but what, exactly, do they do? And why does it matter? Horses and the Law brings you an in-depth look at the important legal issues affecting horse owners and exhibitors today, including liability, sales and bloodstock agents, contracts and other business concerns, taxes, the animal rights vs. animal welfare debate, and legislation. If you agree with something, or even if you don’t, feel free to comment. Just keep it tasteful. And remember that Horses and the Law does not—and cannot—address your specific legal problems, and is not a source of legal advice. For that, you should contact your own attorney.