Horse bill headed to governor

child and horse

Horses are *not* an innately vicious species. That being said common sense needs to be used when humans and horses interact. Insurance companies should not list horses among animals that are dangerous. They are our companion that must be respected. Someone needs to point that out in the comments section of the article ~ HfH

From: Nancy on Norwalk
By: Hugh McQuaid

child and horseHARTFORD, Conn. – Horses are not a naturally mischievous or vicious species, according to legislation passed without debate in the Senate early Tuesday morning and sent to the governor’s desk.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed the bill, which has now been passed unanimously in both the House and Senate. He released a statement Tuesday morning saying he plans to sign it.

The legislation was prompted by the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a lawsuit stemming from the 2006 incident, during which a horse named Scuppy bit a toddler at a farm in Milford. In March, the court ruled in favor of the young boy who was bitten, and decided that horse owners have a responsibility to prevent injuries that are foreseeable. The case was sent back to a lower court for more consideration.


AUTHOR: Posted by Habitat for Horses Calaway
  • Callie83

    If the Governor himself does not believe that Horses are ‘vicious’ animals then why is he signing the Bill? Nobody is served and it is horrible for Horses. CT once had one of the larger Horse Slaughterhouses in the US. They were closed down due to Investigation and many Animal Cruelty Citations.

    May 7, 2014
  • susan slater

    Please start a movement to make horses companion animals & educate people about what amazing animals they really are, and have been for hundreds of years.

    May 7, 2014
  • Kim S Bird

    This is the most ridiculous thing I have heard in some time…as a horse owner and clinician I find this so called legislation offensive and insulting…horses are no more dangerous than your pet dog or cat…if the parents of this child were ignorant enough not to be watching this child then in my opinion, they not the horse, are at fault..if this Govenor is signing legislation to state that horses are dangerous then this idiot needs to sign further legislation that dogs, cats, birds, etc are dangerous as well…they too will bite and nip…talk about ignorance

    May 7, 2014
  • Maggie Frazier

    The legislation states that horses are NOT dangerous. The governor proposed the bill – it was passed unanimously in house & senate & the governor will sign it.
    He was AGAINST the whole horses are vicious thing.

    May 8, 2014