Following the June 23 referendum in which Great Britain voted to leave the European Union, stakeholders in the Thoroughbred industry are working to ensure its interests are represented as the nation enters a time of transition and uncertainty.
- By Ron Mitchell
Management of two major U.S. equine sales companies say it is too early to tell if the 52%-48% vote in favor of Great Britain exiting the European Union and the resulting drop in currency values will impact upcoming North American yearling sales.
Keith and Sonja Meadows infiltrate livestock auctions and slaughterhouses, recording animal abuse and posting the videos on the Internet along with investigative reports. Their work has made them key figures in the emotional debate over horse slaughter.
- By Tom LaMarra
The United States and European Union struck a new trade agreement Dec. 18 that will greatly lessen the fight over offshore Internet gambling.
All horses being exported from the United States to the European Union (EU) now require a negative (1:12) virus neutralization test for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS), a disease recently found to have infected horses in southwest Texas.
European horse buyers will have to begin paying a 5% excise tax on horses they purchase and bring home from the United States as a result of sanctions imposed against the U.S. on Monday by the European Union.
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