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Tuesday, Feb 29, 2000County: Montgomery
Disposition: USDA Citation
Persons of Interest:
» Alan F Gross
» Donna K Gross
In March 2000, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Donna and Alan Gross of Germantown, Md., have signed a consent decision, settling charges of Horse Protection Act violations.
The HPA discourages the cruel and inhumane practice of soring by prohibiting sored horses from participating in exhibitions, sales, shows, and auctions. Soring refers to pain-provoking practices used to accentuate a horse's gait. The HPA covers all breeds of horses.
Donna Gross is disqualified for 18 months and Alan Gross for 12 from showing, exhibiting, or entering any horse in any horse show or exhibition. They are also disqualified from judging, managing, or otherwise participating in any horse show or horse exhibition.
- USDA - March 30, 2000
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