But it would have made a great story, you have to admit.
It's Eric From Mass
Molly was right, as far as I know there was never any law against breeding your own mules. Just the a mule dealer was selling a product that couldn't be reproduced. The customer had no copyright (or ability for that matter)
Some fun facts about Mules:
A mule is the product of a male donkey and a female horse.
The product of male horse and a female donkey is called a hinny.
Occasionally a female Mule can produce offspring but it's rare.
I female mule is called a Molly. I am casting no aspersions by saying this.