US horse association will be ordered to allow cloned horses on registry
TEXAS (REUTERS) - A US horse association will soon be required to add cloned horses and their offspring to its prestigious registry, a federal judge in Texas ruled on Monday.
The decision could encourage cloning and open the way for the animals to participate in lucrative horse races.
US District Court Judge Mary Lou Robinson said she will sign an order requiring the American Quarter Horse Association to begin allowing cloned animals to be placed on its registry, according to the organisation.
Two Texas breeders, rancher Jason Abraham and veterinarian Gregg Veneklasen, sued the American Quarter Horse Association last year, asserting that the group was operating a monopoly by excluding clones.