TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 25, 2017
A USDA regulation that would have banned the practice of horse soring was placed on hold by the Trump administration, the Tennessean reports. The Obama-backed ban would have gone into place on Tuesday, and could still be enacted if Trump’s agriculture department decides to move forward with the new regulation. Soring involves placing chains, chemical agents and other devices on Tennessee walking horses and other breeds, which inflicts enough pain on the animals to make them kick their feet higher and faster.