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AQHA Files Appeal Over Registration of Clones

If you missed the story about who is behind the lawsuit to force the registration of cloned horses, read about Dr. Gregg Veneklasen and Jason Abraham here.

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Dr. Gregg Veneklasen and Jason Abraham


The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) has filed its appeal over a court ruling requiring it to accept the registration of clones.

The association, with a membership of more than 280,000, filed its notice of appeal on Monday. The appeal will ultimately be heard by the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans.

Read the rest of the story here.

5 replies »

  1. Just what we need cloning with so many yelling that we have to many horses and need slaughter to take care of the sick, old and abandon and the unwanted. I say Fu— cloning and ban it…We the American people don’t need to spend our tax money to take care of more unwanted horses that breeders are to cheap to have put down in a humane matter…. Cloning is another way to add to the horse slaughter trash can so a select few can make money…


  2. Oh yes, with to many horses according to the AQHA they’ll now just start bedding and cloning more…ha and registering them too. When will it all end?


  3. AQHA lost the cloning lawsuit, and that is what they are appealing. They are actually against permitting cloned horses into the registry.

    “A 10-person, Amarillo, Texas, federal court jury unanimously ruled today that the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) violated the rights of two horse owners by not letting them register their cloned horses.”


  4. Just like our government, organizations like the AQHA need restructuring to put ethics and morals back in their businesses. These wonderful horses are being treated like commodities and manipulated to suit the business interests of those associated with it. These are beautiful living beings not property. They deserve so much more! Cloning relies on the horse slaughter industry for it’s success. It’s an abomination of the ethics of horse production/breeding and makes no sense considering the over-breeding already happening within the breed registries like the AQHA. What in the world are these people thinking!?


  5. The AQHA is responsible for 70% of horse slaughter !!!!!!!this Business needs to be dismantled Yesterday !!!!! they send healthy horses who dont meet there criteria !!!!!


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