Horse Politics

  • Tennessee Congressional Rep Opposes Horse Soring Bill

    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.

    Flossie Sellers - November 17, 2013 08:24

  • Obama Nominates Neil Kornze of Nevada to Become Director of BLM

    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.

    Flossie Sellers - November 16, 2013 08:32

  • Friends of Sound Horses Testifies Before Congressal Committee

    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.

    Flossie Sellers - November 15, 2013 09:17

  • American Horse Council Testifies Before House on Soring Bill

    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 “action device,” or “a weighted shoe, pad, wedge, hoof band or other device or mater

    Flossie Sellers - November 15, 2013 08:17

  • Investigation Sought for Misuse of Tax Dollars in Wild Horse Slaughter Scheme

    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.

    Flossie Sellers - November 7, 2013 08:26

  • Free Webinar: What Horse Professionals Need to Know About Land Use

    “What Horse Professionals and Stable Operators Need to Know About Land Use”  is a free webinar available to all horse professionals on October 14, 2013.

    Flossie Sellers - October 10, 2013 09:28

  • Senate Bill Would Prohibit Double Deck Horse Trailer Use

    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.

    Flossie Sellers - October 8, 2013 10:50

  • Eight Ways the Government Shutdown is Affecting the Horse Industry

    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.

    Flossie Sellers - October 2, 2013 14:04

  • Rep. Raul Grijalva Calls for Changes in BLM Wild Horse Program

    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.

    Flossie Sellers - September 19, 2013 14:35

  • Texas Ruling Would Allow Cloned Horses

    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.

    Flossie Sellers - August 20, 2013 09:43