THE NATIONAL LAW REVIEW Published 27 August 2020 The Horse Protection Act (HPA), 15 U.S.C. § 1821 et seq., passed in 1970 and amended in 1976, outlaws the practice of horse “soring,” an inhumane practice of causing pain to a horse’s foot or leg to produce a more desirable gait. “Soring” is defined as the application… Continue reading The Horse Protection Act: Soring, the Scar Rule, and Self-Regulation
MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — Three killings and butcherings in late 2019, and the array of alarming incidents that followed thereafter, have rocked the equestrian community in Central Florida. No culprits have been caught. It continues unabated. Horses are still being preyed upon. Evidence shows that horses are being butchered while still alive as there… Continue reading Who's butchering Florida's horses?
TAKE ACTION! DENVER, March 6 (UPI) — Someone has been shooting wild horses in a national forest near Heber-Obergaard, Ariz., for the last 16 months, and the unsolved crimes are tearing apart the small community. Some 35 horses have been found dead in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, with most of them killed by bullets, authorities… Continue reading Wild horse killings leave Arizona community on edge
A Zephyrhills, Florida woman says three intruders tried to slaughter her horses for their meat earlier this month. Brena Kramer showed FOX 13 News a few of the injuries sustained by her horses, including cuts near their eyes and rope burns near their mouths. She says she found one horse with a rope still tied around its… Continue reading Sumter Co police increase reward on horse thieves and slaughterers
Nine people were indicted on Dec. 19 by a Parker County grand jury for operating an illegal horse racing meet in Springtown, Texas, located 30 miles northwest of Fort Worth. The Parker County Sheriff's Office, Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division, Texas Racing Commission and other agencies discovered the illegal horse racing in… Continue reading More illegal horse racing discovered in Texas
UPDATE — Oct 11, 2019: Hey y'all. I have been scrambling to find out what happened to all those horses they were racing illegally up in Parker County, Texas (that's near Fort Worth) talked about in the reports below we posted the other day. I figured they were Quarter Horses and I was right. Hard… Continue reading Illegal Horse Racing Track Busted in Parker County, Texas
Cross-posted from the Globe and Mail by CAMILLE LABCHUK Camille Labchuk is an animal-rights lawyer and executive director of Animal Justice Canada THERE'S little doubt that using animals for entertainment is rapidly becoming unacceptable. Shifting public perceptions first forced Ringling Brothers to retire elephants from circuses, and soon after compelled SeaWorld to end its orca… Continue reading Calgary Stampede: Torturing cows and horses is wrong, outdated and illegal
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry has handed down punishments to seven harness-racing drivers and owners accused of providing a banned substance to horses. WCSH-TV reports all seven were convicted of providing cobalt to their hoses. Cobalt is a banned substance that can boost the performance of horses. The… Continue reading Seven punished for giving banned substance to horses in Maine
By NICHOLAS BERGIN /Lincoln Journal Star GRAND ISLAND -- An unusual torrent of race horses have tested positive for therapeutic drugs in Nebraska this spring. The owners and trainers of more than a dozen thoroughbreds appealed the penalties for the tests to the four member Nebraska State Racing Commission at its monthly meeting held Thursday… Continue reading Nebraska State Racing Commission upholds positive tests on horses
Some people say that U.S. horse racing is downright criminal and it should be banned. Period. Others think that U.S. horse racing should be allowed to police itself and continue as is. A few – but not many – still believe it can be reformed. Many say it is way too late and let's take… Continue reading Vote! U.S. horse racing: Should it be banned — yes or no.