Oklahoma Legislature Passes Cloning Bill

The Oklahoma legislature on April 7 approved a bill that prohibits cloned horses or the offspring of cloned horses from participating in races at tracks in Oklahoma. The bill provides that neither clones nor the offspring of clones would be permitted to race even if they are registered by a national breed registry.

Sponsored by State Sen. Joe Sweeden and State Rep. Don Armes, the bill is supported by the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association. The final step for the legislation to take effect is the signature by Gov. Brad Henry.

For more information, contact Debbie Schauf, OQHRA executive director, at 405/216-0440.

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