Bill on horse meat consumption takes the road less traveled

By Marianne Goodland, Colorado Politics » A bill originally intended to ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption passed narrowly out of a Colorado Senate panel after it was watered down to attempt to regulate the transportation of horses headed to slaughter. Originally, Senate Bill 38 would prohibit the slaughter of horses for human… Continue reading Bill on horse meat consumption takes the road less traveled

Colorado horses are being slaughtered abroad for human consumption.

A new bill could shut down the industry. An investigation by animal welfare groups followed horses from auctions to holding facilities to slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico, where they were exported for human consumption By THE COLORADO SUN, Jennifer Brown reporting » Colorado and other states are sending an estimated 20,000 horses per year to… Continue reading Colorado horses are being slaughtered abroad for human consumption.

5th Circuit denies HISA’s request to vacate ruling against it

• Read full article at The Blood-Horse » The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling Jan. 31 denying a request by the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority to vacate a previous determination that the Authority's power was unconstitutional. The ruling is the latest addition to a lengthy civil court battle led by the… Continue reading 5th Circuit denies HISA’s request to vacate ruling against it

Martin: HISA Needs A Rewrite, Not A Midnight Quick Fix

by Press Release | 6 Dec 22 “Don't make the same mistake twice,” ARCI President Ed Martin said in reaction to reports that Senator Mitch McConnell will make an effort to slip changes to the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) in to the Defense Appropriations Bill or Omnibus Spending bill. “Such a move would… Continue reading Martin: HISA Needs A Rewrite, Not A Midnight Quick Fix

Atlanta split on future of horse drawn carriages

New legislation awaits by David Huddleston, WSB-TV Ch. 2 Atlanta » Atlanta City Council member Keisha Waites There is a new push to ban horse-drawn carriages in the city of Atlanta. Channel 2′s Dave Huddleston was in downtown Atlanta on Friday night, where an animal rights group said the heat is one reason the animals… Continue reading Atlanta split on future of horse drawn carriages

Baffert fighting 90 day suspension

Sorry, but we just cannot seem to get rid of Bob Baffert, even for a little while. Predictably, Baffert is fighting to have his recent 90-day suspension set aside. It is “destroying his business.” Poor thing. Horse Racing Nation reports, “Trainer Bob Baffert and his legal team requested an injunction in Franklin Circuit Court on… Continue reading Baffert fighting 90 day suspension

De Blasio making another push to ban NYC carriage horses

In his waning weeks in office, Mayor Bill de Blasio is making one last-ditch effort to ban New York City’s horse-drawn carriage industry, a promise he made when he first became mayor and a long controversial issue that has been the target of animal rights advocates. Mayor Bill de Blasio has long sided with animal… Continue reading De Blasio making another push to ban NYC carriage horses

Governor signs horse racing safety bills in California

Trainer Bob Baffert and Justify. Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images.

VIA THOROUGHBRED DAILY NEWS | Sept. 29, 2020 Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa Tuesday to improve horse racing safety across California and build on reforms adopted last year. Additionally, the governor signed a second horse racing bill, co-authored by Sen. Dodd and Assembly member Adam Gray, D-Merced, incorporating recommendations… Continue reading Governor signs horse racing safety bills in California

How a bill becomes law

Interior of the Capitol Hill dome, Washington D.C.

Who remembers Government class or Civics? Or do they even teach them any more? It seems a large percentage of American citizens do not know how a bill becomes law. When we started, some of us at the Fund for Horses did, but most of us had very little clue. We were in good shape… Continue reading How a bill becomes law

USTA endorses SAFE Act

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HorseRaceInsider.com reports: KEN WEINGARTNER — The United States Trotting Association announced Friday (April 10) that it has endorsed the passage of the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act of 2019 (H. R. 961), which states that “the knowing sale or transport of equines or equine parts in interstate or foreign commerce for purposes of human… Continue reading USTA endorses SAFE Act