A Horse-First Bill: 2019 Horseracing Integrity Act | America’s Best Racing

U.S. Reps. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), and Andy Barr (R-Ky.), congressmen representing Saratoga Springs and Lexington, respectively, introduced March 14 the Horseracing Integrity Act to create a uniform national standard for drug testing in racehorses that would be overseen by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. — Read on http://www.americasbestracing.net/the-sport/2019-horse-first-bill-2019-horseracing-integrity-act

Lawyers appeal dismissal of Washington County lawsuit filed on horse’s behalf – News – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR

PORTLAND — Attorneys for a once-neglected horse are filling an appeal after an Oregon judge dismissed their lawsuit last year, finding that animals don't have a right to sue.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports lawyers from the Animal Legal Defense Fund sued the horse's former owner for lifelong costs of medical care.The horse named Justice was discovered in…

Unpaid horse boarding and/or training fees? Oklahoma lien and foreclosure laws.

Oklahoma law does provide for s stable-keeper lien on related horse(s), tack and equipment to compensate the service provider for unpaid board, keep and/or training.  However, to foreclose on such a lien, a process must be followed, and the steps to be followed are largely (but not solely) dictated by whether or not the service…

Regulatory Guidance: Transportation of Agricultural Commodities including Livestock – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

"[T]ransporters of livestock and insects are not required to have an ELD at this time.  This statutory exemption was extended through December 7, 2018, by the continuing resolution and will remain in place until further notice. Drivers do not need to carry any documentation regarding this exemption. Regulatory Guidance: Transportation of Agricultural Commodities including Livestock Source: Regulatory Guidance:…

How will the United States Supreme Court Decision on state sports betting impact horse racing in Oklahoma?

Horse racing is a vibrant business in Oklahoma.  Will this new decision by the United States Supreme Court in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, which in the absence of federal legislation allows each state to directly regulate sports betting, present new opportunities for expansion? http://www.horsecouncil.org/press-release/supreme-court-opens-state-sports-betting-flood-gates-sen-hatch-offers-federal-framework/

For defenders and judges, comfort dogs in court do opposite | WTOP Could this practice cross over to mini horses?

While the majority of my practice is equine law, I do have several cases involving dogs so I find this article interesting.  Mini horses are increasingly being recognized as emotional support animals.  Could this practice cross over to minis in the courtroom too? Source: For defenders and judges, comfort dogs in court do opposite |…