Advocates urge stronger penalties be imposed for horse "soring"

06/3/2011 | Marshall County Tribune (Lewisburg, Tenn.)

Animal-protection groups are urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to take aim at the practice of horse "soring," in which a horse's legs or hooves are intentionally irritated to achieve a high-stepping gait in competitions. The changes being requested by the animal-rights groups would mean that sored horses and their handlers could be banned permanently from participating in shows, according to this article.

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Marshall County Tribune (Lewisburg, Tenn.)

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