Equine Law 101

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Equine law is complex as it involves a general understanding of the law, as well as the horse industry. Catanese & Wells, a law corporation, specializes in equine law and can give you a better understanding of what equine law is all about!

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Equine Law 101

  1. 1. Equine Law 101 Everything You Need to Know
  2. 2. Equine law EQUINE LAW The practice of law that involves everything related to horses, including businesses, organizations, facilities, and other related activities.
  3. 3. Equine law If you're involved with any horse related activities, an equine lawyer can help you understand the legal aspects of horses that you should know about.
  4. 4. Equine law Gaming Laws Drafting/Reviewing Horse Lease Agreements & Sales Litigation Related to Injuries Disputes
  5. 5. Equine law Horses are treated differently from other animals But why?
  6. 6. Equine law Depending on the circumstances, horses can be considered: Athletes Personal Property Vehicles Units of Livestock
  7. 7. Equine law What will you learn when you begin to study equine law?
  8. 8. Equine law  Veterinary malpractice  Insurance related to horse ownership and related issues  Injury to animals and measure of damage  Liability  Contracts/laws regarding horse sales and leases
  9. 9. Equine law The Horse Protection Act An important federal law concerning horses
  10. 10. The Horse Protection Act prohibits horses that have been subjected to soring from participating in auctions, sales, exhibitions, or shows.
  11. 11. Equine law (Soring is the painful practice of altering and accentuating a horse's gait by blistering its forelegs by applying chemicals or using mechanical devices.)
  12. 12. Equine law Horses are affected by both federal and state laws
  13. 13. Equine law FEDERAL LEVEL The major horse-specific law is the Wild and Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act, which aims to manage and protect wild horses in the U.S.
  14. 14. Equine law STATE LEVEL Horse related laws at the state level depend on the individual state's laws regarding slaughter, cruelty, and soring.
  15. 15. Equine law For more information on equine law, please visit our website below.

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