Federal Judge Rules AQHA Must Allow Cloned Horses in Registry
A federal judge in Texas ruled Monday that the American Quarter Horse Association must allow cloned horses and their offspring into the breed registry.
Reuters reports that U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson will soon sign an order stating that cloned horses must be permitted to be in the AQHA’s breed registry. Two Texas breeders, Jason Abraham and Gregg Veneklasen sued the AQHA, asserting that the registry was “operating a monopoly by excluding clones.”
A jury ruled in July that the AQHA did violate anti-monopoly laws by banning cloned animals. The judge did not rule on the plantiffs’ request to be awarded some $900,000 in attorney fees.
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