Horses and the Law

March 2012 - Posts

Entertainment Watchdog

The American Humane Association has been monitoring motion picture and television productions for 70 years to protect the animal welfare. The collaboration is an example of succesful self-regulation, but does the voluntary monitoring go far enough?... Read More

A Run Of Bad Luck

The HBO series "Luck" was canceled after a third horse died. Were there violations of California's animal welfare laws during the production of the series?... Read More

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Meeting Of The Minds

Does adoption from a horse rescue always mean a transfer of ownership, or can the rescue retain an interest in the animal? The answer depends on what the adoption agreement actually says, not what the parties think it means. ... Read More

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Politically Incorrect

New York Racing Association stewards denied a request to dye Hansen's tail blue for the Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct. Is racing too stodgy for its own good?... 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.