Animal Law–Horses In Virginia
Posted by Bill on January 10, 2008
I’ve advocated before that animal law will be a future investigative field. Read this story about horses and animal abuse and remember Virginia is horse country Click Here & Here & Here. The Virginia animal cruelty law is VA Code Animal Cruelty
Wall Street Journal
Horse Neglect Cases Rise
Across the U.S., the number of horses whose owners won’t or can’t properly care for them is mushrooming. Spurred by retiring baby boomers and their penchant for second homes in the country, horse ownership boomed in the U.S. over the past decade. Americans own more than nine million horses today, up from just over six million horses in the mid-1990s, according to the American Horse Council, a trade association.
Along with the boom came backyard breeding, as owners without the discipline or financial muscle to obtain award-winning genes settled for whatever nature produced. More than two million Americans own horses, and more than a third of those owners have a household income of less than $50,000. As the horse population soared — and the economy ceased to gallop — selling the animals became more difficult. Some owners could no longer afford their investment. Click to continue story
Remember animal law and the future.