Browse by Tags

A Shot Across The Bow

Segments of the Tennessee Walking Horse industry claim the USDA's new rule requiring mandatory minimum penalties for soring violations is unconstitutional....

Filed under:

Mandatory Minimums

Comments from the public played an important role in the USDA's decision to implement a new rule requiring minimum penalties for violations of the Horse Protection Act....

Saying "No" To NAIS

The United States Department of Agriculture announced last week that its controversial National Animal Identification System (NAIS) has gone the way of the dodo. In its place is planned a watered down version that ultimately will shift development and management of a nationwide animal identification plan into the hands of the individual states, Indian tribes, and producers. When finally implemented...

Filed under:

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.