Horses and the Law

December 2011 - Posts

And the Winner Is

Readers decide which equine law topics were the most important, interesting, or controversial in 2011. Some of the winners are the usual suspects; others are unexpected.... Read More

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State Of The States

Illinois has the best animal protection laws in the country, according to the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Kentucky has the worst. Where does your state rank? ... Read More

Will of the People

What is the "will of the people" when it comes to horse slaughter legislation in Congress? It depends on who you ask.... Read More

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Fish Or Cut Bait

With a stop-gap funding ban on horse slaughter inspections left out of the new appropriations bill, there is added incentive for Congress to act on pending anti-slaughter legislation. Whether Congress can overcome its own inertia is anybody's guess. ... 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.