Protection of Horses Law and Legal Definition

According to 15 USCS § 1824 protection of horses is a federal legislation. The statute provides that soring of horses is cruel and inhumane. The statute states that the movement, showing, exhibition, or sale of sore horses in intrastate commerce adversely affects and burdens interstate and foreign commerce. The law also provides that the management of any horse sale or auction should prohibit the sale or auction or exhibition for the purpose of sale of any horse which is sore.

Following are some of the unlawful acts prohibited and is subjected under horse protection :

1.The shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, or receiving of any horse which is sore with reason to believe that such horse while it is sore may be shown, exhibited;

2. selling, auctioning, or offering for sale, in any horse sale or auction, any horse which is sore.