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Mandatory Evacuation of LA Quarter Horses Underway Due to Impending Storm

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The Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, located in New Orleans, La., has issued a mandatory evacuation of its barn areas due to a storm that could hit the area by the weekend, according to a report posted on BloodHorse.com. According to the Blood-Horse report, about 1,000 horses are currently stabled at the racetrack for […]

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Judge Indicates Association Must Soon Accept Quarter Horse Clones

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Owners of cloned Quarter Horses should soon be able to register their animals with the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) pending judge’s order expected to be entered within the next 30 days. Some owners have used the cloning process—which was first performed on horses in 2003—to preserve their animals’ bloodlines, particularly those of high-performance equines. […]

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Iowa Company That Had Secured Federal Permit to Resume Horse Slaughter Cancels Plans

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Although the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently granted an Iowa-based company, Responsible Transportation, approval to begin slaughtering horses, various news reports indicate that the company has cancelled their plans. Click here to read a piece by The Associated Press.

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AQHA Provides Latest Updates on Cloning Lawsuit

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AQHA Provides Latest Updates on Cloning Lawsuit

On August 12, the parties appeared for a hearing before Judge Mary Lou Robinson for the purpose of arguing on the issues of the plaintiffs’ claims for attorney fees and for equitable relief in the form of an injunction requiring AQHA to register clones and their offspring. The plaintiffs have requested an award of nearly […]

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AQHA Provides Latest Updates on Cloning Lawsuit

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At the conclusion of the hearing, Judge Mary Lou Robinson announced that she was going to enter an injunction requiring AQHA to register clones and their offspring. She instructed the parties to confer and determine if any agreements concerning what rules would be necessary for this relief were needed, and instructed the parties to file any briefs on the subject no later than Wednesday August 14.

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U.S. Senators Reintroduce Bill Banning Double-Decker Horse Transport

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According to a piece in New Jersey Today, two U.S. senators have recently reintroduced a bill that would ban interstate travel of horses in double-decker horse trailers. Although several states do have laws that ban or regulate the use of double-decker trailers for horse transport, this bill would help create an overarching federal law. Click here to […]

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U.S. Senators Reintroduce Bill Banning Double-Decker Horse Transport

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According to a piece in New Jersey Today, two U.S. senators have recently reintroduced a bill that would ban interstate travel of horses in double-decker horse trailers. Although several states do have laws that ban or regulate the use of double-decker trailers for horse transport, this bill would help create an overarching federal law. Click […]

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Federal Court Temporarily Blocks Horse Slaughter on U.S. Soil

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A federal court has issued a temporary restraining order to halt U.S. Department of Agriculture inspections of horse slaughter plants, which effectively prevents any plant from opening on U.S. soil. Front Range Equine Rescue, The Humane Society of the United States, and other horse advocates filed suit against USDA last month challenging the agency’s failure […]

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AQHA Announces Intention to Appeal Cloning Verdict

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AQHA announced today it will take any and all necessary legal steps to overturn Tuesday’s verdict in the Abraham & Veneklasen Joint Venture et al, v. AQHA lawsuit. “This morning the Executive Committee unanimously voted to continue to fight for our members’ rights,” said AQHA President Johne Dobbs. On Tuesday, a 10-person jury in the […]

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Two CA. Horses Die in Car Collision

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According to a piece by local California station, The Reedley Exponent, two horses died in a car collision on July 28th. Apparently, the rider consumed alcohol prior to the incident. Click here to read more.

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