AQHA Must Accept Clones in 30 Days, Pony Up $900,000
Judge Mary Lou Robinson signed an order on Thursday giving the American Quarter Horse Association 30 days to accept clones into its breed registry.
The order comes after two Texas breeders won a lawsuit against the group, claiming the AQHA violated anti-trust laws by shutting cloned horses out. Robinson also ordered the group to pay $900,000 in legal fees to the plaintiffs.
A statement released by the AQHA revealed that the group will apply for a stay of the injunction while it appeals the outcome of the lawsuit. In the meantime, it will begin incorporating the court’s ruling into its registration guidelines in the event the appeal is lost.
The Association said its members remain upset with the ruling and its potential impacts on the Quarter Horse breeding industry.
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