Cloning Lawsuit Update: AQHA Appreciates Support of Other Breed Organizations

January 13th, 2014 8:03 AM | No Comments

Press release

AQHA2The American Quarter Horse Association- The American Quarter Horse Association filed its appellate brief in the cloning lawsuit with the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on December 26. Again, we are extremely pleased with the brief and look forward to presenting our case to the Fifth Circuit. The appellees’ response, subject to any request for extension, is due January 28. Thereafter, we will have 14 days to file a reply to appellees’ response. 

Also, we are pleased to have the support of other breed organizations in our effort to have the final judgment reversed. On January 2, several groups filed an Amici Curiae Brief asking the Fifth Circuit to reverse the district court’s judgment and render a verdict in favor of AQHA. The Amici Curiae group includes the following organizations:

  • American Kennel Club
  • American Morgan Horse Association
  • American Paint Horse Association
  • Appaloosa Horse Club
  • Arabian Horse Association
  • The Cat Fanciers’ Association Inc.
  • The Jockey Club
  • Pinto Horse Association
  • U.S. Trotting Association

AQHA appreciates the support of these organizations and believes that the issues presented in the case are important to us all, especially when it comes to the right of our members, committees and boards to determine rules that govern our associations.

View a copy of AQHA’s Appellate Brief and Amici Curiae Brief in the Cloning Lawsuit Update posted on

For more information about the cloning lawsuit, view the Cloning Lawsuit Resources pages

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