Hooray, some good news regarding horse racing and horse slaughter from West Virginia.
Cross-posted from the Blood-Horse
TOM LaMARRA reports:
Revised regulations adopted by the West Virginia Racing Commission allow the agency to take action against permit-holders found to have knowingly sold a horse for slaughter.
It is believed to be a first in the United States for the licensing of Thoroughbred permit-holders. The regulations also allow for action in cases of horse abuse.
The regulations are part of a package approved April 13 by the WVRC. There will be a 30-day public comment period before the regulations are sent to the state legislature for consideration; if approved they will take effect in 2013.
The racing commission would be allowed to deny, suspend, or revoke a permit if an individual “has knowingly, or without conducting due diligence, sold a horse to slaughter, either directly or indirectly,” the regulations state.
The same would apply to a permit-holder that “has abandoned, mistreated, abused, neglected, or engaged in an act of cruelty to a horse.”
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Surely, the State legislature has no reason to dislike these rules. Well done West Virginia horsemen.
6 thoughts on “WV Racing Commission rules allow action in horse slaughter cases”
Thank the Lord maybe at some point people will begin to realize that horse slaughter is not acceptable now or ever…….We love our horses in the U.S………SAY NO HORSE SLAUGHTER
What about training, reliable enforcement and funding for this effort? Is it sustainable?
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