Full Title Name:  Just Say Neigh: A Call for Federal Regulation of Byproduct Disposal By the Equine Industry

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Mary W. Craig Place of Publication:  Lewis & Clark Law School Publish Year:  2005 Primary Citation:  12 Animal L. 193 (2005)

This article discusses the thousands of foals born each year that are bred for industrial purposes. These foals must then be disposed of as unwanted byproducts of the equine industry. PMU mares are bred to collect urine rich with hormones used in the production of a drug to treat menopausal symptoms. Nurse mares are bred to produce milk to feed foals other than their own. If adoptive homes cannot be found quickly, both industries dispose of their equine byproducts by slaughtering the foals, and sometimes the mares, for profit or convenience. This paper calls for an amendment to the Animal Welfare Act enabling the Department of Agriculture to regulate the PMU and nurse mare farms, and requiring both industries to responsibly dispose of these horses.

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