Jury Finds AQHA Clone Ban Violates Antitrust Laws

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A federal jury in Amarillo recently found that the American Quarter Horse Association's rule that bans registration of cloned horses or their offspring violates both state and federal antitrust laws. The AQHA, which is the largest horse membership organization in the world, has vowed to appeal the decision. This ruling, if upheld, could impact other organizations with similar rules, including the American Paint Horse Association and the American Kennel Club.

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