RESPECT The- Star!
|Purred: Wed Nov 24, '10 3:53pm PST |
|If rescue organizations, would just go to a few shows, and see how very well cared for these cats are, they might not be so critical of show people. But Harvey has a good point too, and I can see both sides.
The average house cat, and I don't mean any of the Catster kitties, for the most part, is never taken to the vets twice a year, for a wellness exam, never taken in for shots, never train their cats, and most let them go outside. Then they wonder why, the kitty is so sick, wellness could of caught it early, and/or shots could of prevented the cat from getting sick, have behavioral issues because they never bothered to teach/train the cat, and I know letting a cat out, is a personal preference, but, in my opinion, increases the chances of the cat getting hurt, sick or killed.
I never knew, most Dalmations are born deaf, its a genetic defect, who knows where it came from, but the breeders don't seem like they are trying to breed it out. Puppies are routinely taken in, at a certain age, before weaning, and if they are deaf, they are destroyed. Made me sick, when I heard that one, they are lucky I ain't a doggy person. One of my show friends picked one out, was told about the deafness thing, she TOLD the breeder, even if the puppy is deaf, she still wants her, and she and her husband have been training the puppy by hand signals, and the puppy is very well trained and behaved.
Then we have the German Shepards, with the hip displasia, that too, is a genetic defect, don't see them doing anything about that either, or maybe its just too late, maybe they just all have it.
Horse's are no exception either. Take the Quarter Horses, when I was a kid, they were know as the bulldogs. They were short, ballpark 14.2, and wide, very wide, hence the bulldog term, I had one, he was wider than he was tall, mol. Then they starting breeding TB's with QH's, horses got taller, like over 16 hands, and looked more like a TB than a QH. Appaloosa's did the same thing, breed the smaller App with the bigger QH's, and thus got alot, of solid App's. Then the color wars began, that was about along the lines of the range wars, no kidding. You had the big boys out West, who had the big bucks, with all the solid App's. The colored people wanted the App returned to the orig App. Now, pretty much, without going into a detailed long explanation, if ya have a solid baby born, your pretty much sol.
Then we have the Impressive saga. Impressive was a top top top QH halter champion. Then comes along HYPP, won't even get into that one, look it up, it ain't pretty, most died. It was a genetic defect, that was traced back to Impressive.
Finally horse people wised up, well gee, maybe we should start breeding that out, ya think? Foals must be DNA tested, and any positive cannot be registered. Forced the breeders, and the big boys out West to police themselfs.
Wish CFA would do the same, all it takes, is the wrong person, to get pissed off, and the journey begins, and some day, it will happen, look what I got accomplished.
HHP people wanted disabled cats to be eligable to be shown. We pushed and pushed and pushed and wouldn't shut up about it, alot worked very hard on this. It was finally passed, and this season, disabled kitties are eligable to be shown. It just takes one, to start the journey.