Animal Law

This research guide is designed for students doing work in subject areas related to animal law. This subject includes topics such as animal cruelty, animal testing, and regulation of agricultural animals.

Statutes relating to equine law

Horse Protection Act - United States Department of Agriculture The HPA prohibits horses subjected to a process called soring from participating in exhibitions, sales, shows, or auctions.

Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2009 To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain conduct relating to the use of horses for human consumption.

Equine and Agricultural Law Organizations

American Equestrian Alliance - Equestrian Liability Limitation Laws

Equine Law and Horsemanship Safety - University of Vermont

  • This site contains comprehensive resource materials on equine law and horsemanship safety. It is hosted by the University of Vermont. Both the legal and horsemanship materials are suitable for use by law students, lawyers, and the general public. The materials are updated each week with new law cases for horsemen within days after they have been decided by the courts and with other materials as they become available.

Association of Racing Commissioners International

  • Mission Statement and Vision: To protect and uphold the integrity of the pari-mutuel sports of horse racing, dog racing and jai-alai through an informed membership, by encouraging forceful and uniform regulation, by promoting the health and welfare of the industry through various programs and projects.

International Equestrian Federation (FEI)

  • The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), founded in 1921, is the international body governing equestrian sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It is based on the principle of equality and mutual respect between all 134 affiliated National Federations, without prejudice to race, religion or internal politics.

American Association for Horsemanship Safety (AAHS)

  • American Association for Horsemanship Safety is a nonprofit, educational association founded in July 1995. It answers a need for riding instructor certification that relates personal skills to safety and helps insulate instructors, camps, stables and guest ranches from liability suits. The AAHS offers an efficient tested method for training instructors and teaching riding. It is the only method designed to teach one person how to teach another person to ride – English or Western. AAHS offers a defensible, systematic approach to teaching horsemanship safety.

United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)

  • Equestrian competitors, leisure riders, coaches, fans and enthusiasts each share a personal bond with the horse. This commonality defines the membership of the United States Equestrian Federation [USEF] which serves as the National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport.

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