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Trump Administration Puts Hold on Soring Rule

A week before president Barack Obama left office, a federal regulation to update the Horse Protection Act in the United States was announced. It only needed to be published in the Federal Registrar to become official. On president Donald Trump’s…

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USDA Issues “Final Rule” on Soring

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced a final rule on January 13th that includes changes that will help to protect horses from the cruel and inhumane practice known as soring and eliminate…

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Federal Legislation Introduced to Eliminate Soring

US Congressmen Ed Whitfield (R-KY) introduced the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2013. The bill is intended to strengthen the Horse Protection Act (HPA) to prevent soring. The HPA was enacted in 1970 to prohibit the showing, exhibiting, transporting…

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