Horses and the Law

January 2012 - Posts

Horses and Cattle and Pigs, Oh My

Pig producers came out on top in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that has implications for state efforts to ban or restrict horse slaughter. ... Read More

Rules of the Road

Horses and highways are a volatile mix and accidents are tragic. Knowing the rules of the road in your state is the first step toward staying safe on the highway.... Read More

No Missouri Compromise

Veterinarians won the latest battle in the ongoing dispute over unlicensed tooth floaters when a Missouri court ruled against a lay practitioner.... Read More

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Donations and Deductions

A recent United States Tax Court decision allowed deductions for some out-of-pocket expenses incurred by a volunteer working for an animal welfare organization. This might be good news for volunteers at equine rescues. ... Read More

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The Also-Rans

Trainer liability for rider injury, noneconomic damages, and slavery for whales were among the topics that failed to make the cut for the "Best of 2011" list.... Read More

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.