At a hearing of the Energy and Commerce Committee on November 13, 2013, Whitfield's bill to ban soring activities was met with opposition from his fellow Republican, Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn.
The BLM manages free-roaming horses and burros on public lands in western states and are obligated to protect them under the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.
The PAST bill provides for stronger penalties, elimination of stacks and chains and abolishment of the current inspection system which is riddled with conflicts of interests and corruption.
The PAST act would amend the HPA to prohibit a Tennessee Walking Horse, a Racking Horse, or a Spotted Saddle Horse from being shown, exhibited, or auctioned with an âaction device,â or âa weighted shoe, pad, wedge, hoof band or other device or mater
In a letter to the Senate Committee that has jurisdiction over Fish and Wild Life Service refuges, AWHPC called for an immediate investigations into 252 mustangs captured in Nevada and shipped to a slaughter middleman in Mississippi.
âWhat Horse Professionals and Stable Operators Need to Know About Land UseâÂ is a free webinar available to all horse professionals on October 14, 2013.
The Horse Transportation Safety Act of 2013 sponsored by Sens. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), would prohibit the transportation of horses in interstate commerce in a motor vehicle containing two or more levels stacked on top of one another.
For the first time in 17-years, with the government shutdown on Tuesday and Congress at a stand still, many "non-essential government entities," including those depended on by horse owners, will be impacted.
The Animal Resource Center (ARC) in Oklahoma City is caring for hundreds of animals displaced by tornados and storms and Manna Pro has donated much-needed feed.
A landmark ruling in Texas by U. S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson orders the American Quarter Horse Association, the world's largest horse breeding and registry organization to allow cloned horses.