Progress report on HPA released
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Bernadette Juarez, deputy administrator of the USDA’s department of animal care, has issued a progress report on the USDA’s efforts to strengthen its Horse Protection Act program, working relationships, and HPA enforcement.
Six months ago, Juarez shared an update on refinements to USDA’s Horse Protection Program and affirmed its commitment to building partnerships to help achieve the purposes of the HPA..
Juarez’s letter, which can be found in its entirety here, highlights the roles ...
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Today, the USDA officially withdraw the rule that would have eliminated the action device, pads and Horse Industry Organizations. The withdrawal was made public at the Federal Register, where the rule was originally set to be published today, January 24, 2017. On Friday, January 20th, President Trump ordered that all rules submitted to the Office of the Federal Register (OFR), but... not yet be published, be suspended pending review by the new administration.
The withdrawal suspends any action by the USDA to remove the action devices or pads ...
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release January 20, 2017
MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
FROM: Reince Priebus
Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff SUBJECT: Regulatory Freeze Pending Review
The President has asked me to communicate to each of you his plan for managing the Federal regulatory process at the outset of his Administration. In order to ensure that the President's appointees or designees have the opportunity to review any new or pending regulations, I ask on behalf of the President ...
PERFORMANCE SHOW HORSE ASSOCIATION DENOUNCES
BIASED AND UNLAWFUL USDA RULE AGAINST WALKING HORSES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 13, 2017
(Shelbyville, Tennessee) Earlier today, the United States Department of Agriculture notified stakeholders such as the Performance Show Horse Association (PSHA) that they have finalized a regulation that, once in place, will devastate the Tennessee Walking Horse industry and the thousands of Tennessee and Kentucky families that depend on the industry for their livelihood.
The rule, expected to ...
Performance Show Horse Association (PSHA) Chairman, Terry Dotson, recently sent a letter to several House Republicans, including Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI). Dotson thanked the leadership for passage of the Midnight Rules Relief Act and the REINS Act, both of which would limit the effect of the regulatory agenda of the Obama Administration.
The recently finalized United States Department of Agriculture rule, which would devastate the show horse industry, is just one example of the current administration’s efforts to circumvent Congress and legislate through rule ...
WASHINGTON, January 13, 2016--The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced a final rule that includes changes that will help to protect horses from the cruel and inhumane practice known as soring and eliminate the unfair competitive advantage that sore horses have over horses that are not sore. The practice of soring is intended to produce a high stepping gait through the use of action devices, caustic chemicals, and other practices that cause horses to suffer, or reasonably be expected to suffer physical ...
This morning the attached letter from Performance Show Horse Assoc. Attorney Michael J.Moeddel was delivered to Bernadette Juarez, Deputy Administrator of APHIS. The letter addresses the USDA October 2016 tech notes, seeking clarification of statements made within that document. Specifically the USDA statement regarding the application of the HPA to all breeds and then the seemingly contradiction in further stating "“however certain requirements contained in the HPA regulations only apply to Tennessee Walking Horses and Racking horses, including the prohibitions on the ...
from the Walking Horse Report
On Tuesday October 25, 2016 Kelley Drye & Warren and attorney Joe Wilson filed the industry’s comment on the USDA’s proposed rule. The USDA’s rule would prohibit the use of pads, action devices, and hoof bands. In addition, it would eliminate the Horse Industry Organization system and turn all enforcement over to the USDA. The rule would also place tremendous burdens on show management and devastate horse shows across the industry, resulting in significant economic loss for individuals, small businesses, charities and communitie...