Today is the last day for comments in response to the USDA's proposed change to the Horse Protection Regulations that would require Horse Industry Organizations to enforce mandatory penalties.  Visit!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2011-0030-0001 to read the Federal Register posting and file your comment.

There have been concerns emailed into the USDA about submitting comments online to the new proposed rule.  Please see the following advice below:
Call 1-877-ERUL-HLP or use the Contact Us form on

If commenter is having problem uploading their comments, they can try deleting the browsing history in his or her explorer. 
-To do that in Internet explorer, go to Tools/Internet Options/Browsing History/Delete Browser History.
-To do that in Firefox, go to Tools/Clear Recent History/Time Range: Everything, then click the check box for Cache.