Animal groups urge USDA to toughen horse-protection rules

08/5/2010 | Lexington Herald-Leader (Ky.)

Several animal-welfare groups have asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to beef up enforcement of a federal law designed to protect Tennessee walking horses from "soring," or the use of pain-inducing methods to achieve an exaggerated gait. The groups called for blocking scarred horses from future shows and permanently barring repeat violators from competing, among other recommendations.

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