HSUS Sues USDA Over Soring Data Access

The Humane Society of the United States claims the USDA is preventing the public from accessing Horse Protection Act violation records on the agency’s website.
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The Horse Protection Act prohibits soring—the deliberate injury to a horse’s feet and legs to achieve an exaggerated, high-stepping gait. | Photo: Courtesy USDA

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has filed suit against the UDSA, claiming the federal agency is preventing the public from accessing Horse Protection Act (HPA, which prohibits soring, the deliberate injury to a horse’s feet and legs to achieve an exaggerated, high-stepping gait) violation records on its website

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Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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