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The Horse Protection Act

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) enforces the Horse Protection Act (HPA). The HPA is a Federal law that prohibits horses that have been subjected to a practice called soring from participating in auctions, exhibitions, sales, or shows. The HPA also prohibits drivers from transporting sored horses to or from any of these events.


Megan Kendall

Purdue University

Date 2008
Pages 2
Series Program Aid No. 1827
Publisher U.S Department of Agriculture
Department Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Location of Publication Riverdale, Maryland
Language English
Notes This government document was found at the U.S Department of Agriculture, FDLP Electronic Collection Archive,
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  1. Animal welfare
  2. Horses
  3. Mammals