Netherlands Proposed Ban On Cats With Folded Ears
Have you ever wondered what do Scottish Fold cats and French bulldogs have in common? They’re adorable, for starters. Except for being adorable, both breeds are among the genres of pets that face complex health problems.
The Dutch government will shortly begin to control both kinds. According to Culture, Nature, and Food Quality Minister Piet Adema, the government intends to outlaw dog and cat breeds whose physical characteristics result in pain or suffering. The government issues a warning even though the prohibition has not yet been implemented.
The proposed Ban On Cats With Folded Ears still has a lot of unanswered questions. The government is obviously passionate about change, and it will probably affect the folded-ear cats. “We deliberately make innocent creatures’ lives unpleasant because we find them adorable and attractive. No pet needs to suffer from its look. Today we are taking a huge step towards a Netherlands where no pet has to suffer from their appearance” Adema said.
The government is still creating a list of physical standards to assess if an animal is suffering as a result of careless breeding. It’s nonetheless known that the “Ban On Cats With Folded Ears” will apply to the ownership, importation, sale, and even promotion of certain breeds. Scottish Folds are gorgeous cats with folded ears that are also quite well-liked on Instagram. However, the reason of the cat’s joint discomfort, fused joints, and deformities is a genetic cartilage deficiency.
For pet parents who already own the to-be-banned pets, the critters will be grandfathered in during their lifetime. These difficulties will take time to figure ou, but adema wants to let others know about it, especially those who are thinking about getting a new pet. Unfortunately, many of these health issues are inherent in purebred pets and cannot be avoided, especially for some breeds, even by “ethical” breeders.
One way to get around this moral quandary is to adopt rather than purchase.
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