Stand up for your Bengal Cats!Comments Off on Stand up for your Bengal Cats!
Do not let extremist animal rights groups take away your ability to own hybrid breeds of cats such as Bengals, Savannahs and Chausies!
If you own one of these breeds of cats, be aware that several states, including CA, are considering legislation against these breeds. Please stand up for your right to own cat breeds with a exotic/domestic hybrid background. If owners of these cats are unaware of what is going on and do nothing to stop this legislation, your rights to own them may be taken away!
Currently under consideration is the following CA petition by five organizations wishing to eliminate ALL ownership of cat breeds with a hybrid background. As you can see, only one of the participating organizations are even based in CA. They intend to start with CA laws and make them nationwide.
Title page of the current petition:
BEFORE THE DIRECTOR OF THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE RULEMAKING TO AMEND THE REGULATIONS
REGARDING THE BREEDING AND POSSESSION OF HYBRID CATS
ANIMAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND (CA)
BIG CAT RESCUE (FL)
BORN FREE USA (DC)
THE WILDCAT SANCTUARY (OR)
WILDCAT HAVEN (MN)
Here is a link to a GREAT article by Marilyn Krieger – a feline trainer, behavioralist, rescuer, award-winning author, and contributor to online Cat Fancy magazine. She KNOWS her stuff! Included is information for contacting the CA authorities to voice your opinion.