Tennessee bill ‘encourages’ building of horse slaughter plants

Lawmakers in Tennessee are considering a bill that would allow for the building of horse processing plants in the state and would make it difficult for people who live near proposed sites to challenge them in court.  The bill was scheduled for a review Tuesday by a state Senate committee.  A House version has already […]

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Man guilty of horse soring sentenced to write newspaper article

In addition to receiving one year’s probation, a Tennessee man who pled guilty in a federal horse soring case has been sentenced to write a newspaper article about the illegal practice.  Soring involves placing bolts on a horse’s hooves or using irritants to make the gait more pronounced at horse shows. Paul Blackburn of Shelbyville, […]

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Tennessee horse trailer crash brings charges, more investigation

The driver of a semi that flipped over while carrying three dozen horses in Tennessee this week faces multiple charges, and the owner of the horses is now being investigated as well.  Three horses died after the trailer flipped over on Interstate 40 Monday night.  Driver Mance Frank Reed was charged with unsafe operation of […]

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