Hearing set for Horseracing Integrity Act

Sam Rayburn House, Washington, D.C.

When and Where Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 – 10:30 a.m. ETU.S. House of RepresentativesEnergy & Commerce CommitteeSubcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce2322 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. Scheduled Speakers • Marty Irby , Executive Director, Animal Wellness Action • William M. Lear Jr., Vice Chairman, The Jockey Club • Joe De Francis, Humane Society… Continue reading Hearing set for Horseracing Integrity Act

Calèche owner launches last-ditch court fight against Montreal’s horse-drawn carriage ban

Luc Desparois rents the land where his stable is located, in Griffintown. He filed a court injunction Monday against Montreal's ban on horse-drawn carriages, which goes into effect on Jan. 1. (Ivanoh Demers/Radio-Canada)

CBC News reports: UPDATE. A judge postponed Tuesday's hearing until Thurs., Dec. 19 to allow the City of Montreal more time to prepare. A longtime Montreal stable owner has filed a last-minute court injunction to try to stop the city from banning horse-drawn carriages. The ban takes effect on New Year's Day. Luc Desparois, owner… Continue reading Calèche owner launches last-ditch court fight against Montreal’s horse-drawn carriage ban

BLM Nevada Holding Hearing on Vehicle Use in Wild Horse Mgmt

The BLM is seeking public input on the use of motorized vehicles and aircraft in wild horse management and monitoring on public lands in Nevada. EDITED PRESS RELEASE The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct a public hearing to discuss the use of motorized vehicles and aircraft in wild horse and burro monitoring and management on… Continue reading BLM Nevada Holding Hearing on Vehicle Use in Wild Horse Mgmt

Ag Department nominee Perdue facing more delays

US Agriculture Secretary Nominee Sonny Perdue. Image source: NBC News.

WASHINGTON, DC — Farm groups are pushing the U.S. Senate to vote on Sonny Perdue’s confirmation as Agriculture secretary this week before senators go on an extended break, but the odds of Perdue getting cleared before the Easter break seem slim. The Senate is expected to spend the entire week grappling with the nomination of federal… Continue reading Ag Department nominee Perdue facing more delays