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USDA/APHIS Rules

Sonnenblume

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#2
Which 325 cat breeders will be targeted? Will it be breed specific?

Those people who do things correctly will buy the licence and continue to do things correctly. Those who don't, will go further under ground and continue to breed.
 

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Paige
Staff member
#3
Which 325 cat breeders will be targeted? Will it be breed specific?

Those people who do things correctly will buy the licence and continue to do things correctly. Those who don't, will go further under ground and continue to breed.
Jo, it is impossible to know which breeders they are targeting...it will be breeders who have more than 4 breeding females initially.

It is absolutely ridiculous...target the puppy mills and stop including the small hobby breeders
 
#6
Um, that number was pulled out of their asses. Anyone involved in the breeding community should easily be able to do the math and realize a lot more then 325 breeders throughout the COUNTRY have over 4 female queens. And what exactly does that mean anyways? For example- if I'm growing up a kitten, but not using her as a breeder as of yet- does that count? Or does she count as a breeder as soon as she's 4 months old? If I have a queen who doesn't produce every year- does she count?

It's asinine and I'm beyond pissed, but too tired to properly show my rage. Yet.
 

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Paige
Staff member
#8
I'm curious to learn more about the fallout from this decision.
Part of the fallout will be breeders who have more than 4 female breeding cats - there are many! Some breeders will go out of business...hobby breeders (less than four breeding cats) will only be allowed to sell kittens as pets...so not as breeders...

I have no idea how they intend to enforce this, but should be interesting and will force many breeders to stop breeding :(
 
#10
Correct...or justs ell kittens as pets...
If the good breeders only sell pets- then we might as well ALL alter our cats and walk away.

There is no breed without the blood, sweat and tears of the catteries that CANNOT operate as businesses and will not operate as businesses. If you are running a BUSINESS and must be there whenever USDA knocks on your door- how are you going to be tromping across the country showing? Nope- you'll need to be home scrubbing your cages out- which is where your cats will be living. I have words for this, Paige, and you damn well know it's all in the four letter category.

Preaching to the choir? For the most part, yes, but not completely.