Horses and the Law

July 2011 - Posts

Amish Tragedy

A child was killed and three other family members were injured when a tractor-trailer truck slammed into the back of a horse-drawn Amish buggy in Western Kentucky. ... Read More

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An Honest Mistake

Marble Cliff's victories and earnings were forfeited when it was discovered that his certification as an Ohio-foaled Thoroughbred was an error. Ironically, a court ruled that the horse was worth less as a Kentucky-bred than as an Ohio-bred. ... Read More

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A House Divided

Sometimes overlooked in the debate about horse slaughter for human consumption is whether the special cultural status enjoyed by horses in the United States should translate into enhanced legal protection.... Read More

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More From The GAO

Statistics from the Government Accounting Office do not support the pro-slaughter argument that closing processing plants in the United States contributed to an equine overpopulation crisis. ... Read More

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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.