Stop Breeding Painful Genetic Defects Into Innocent Cats

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Target: Mark Watts, President of World Animal Protection

Goal: Outlaw the breeding of Scottish Fold cats worldwide to end the unnecessary suffering caused by genetic defects.

Scottish Fold cats suffer from a genetic defect that stunts the development of cartilage. Not only does it give them their distinctive ear-fold, but causes severe bone and cartilage abnormalities throughout their bodies that lead to severe and painful arthritis.

Additionally, such a defect can fuse the tail, ankles and knees, causing reluctance to move as well as abnormal posture and gait. There is no cure for this defect, only treatment for the conditions it causes, and treatment can only go so far before the cat’s suffering becomes so great that euthanasia may be the only solution.

This is more suffering than any cat ever deserved, yet people continue to breed these animals solely because they are cute, rare, and sought-after. For years, people have labored under the misconception that the folded ears are simply a cute little physical quirk, but they are symptomatic of something much more harmful.

The practice of breeding these cats has already been banned in Victoria, Australia, but it should be banned everywhere. Sign this petition to demand Scottish Fold breeding be outlawed worldwide, in every country and on every continent.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Watts,

People are still breeding Scottish Fold cats despite it having been proven by medical science that the distinctive ear-fold is symptomatic of a greater problem. These cats suffer from a genetic defect that affects the bones and cartilage negatively, leading to a variety of health problems and reduced mobility. The continued breeding of this species of cat should be outlawed–it is not fair to the animal born and bred to simply be cute at the cost of their physical health.

Cats deserve better than this, and so far only one country in the entire world is reported to have banned the practice of breeding these mutant cats. That is not enough. Please take steps to ensure the ban of breeding Scottish Fold cats throughout the rest of the world as well.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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23 Comments

  1. KatWrangler says:

    I know a good deal about cats, and had no idea this occured. I’m sure it’s a dirty little secret breeders don’t want to let get out. All for a buck.
    Having designer cats, and dogs, is a vanity thing we humans created. Stupidity is alive and well in the human ppopulation.
    Signed & shared.

  2. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Honestly I had no idea this was the case with Scottish Folds. Didn’t realize they had lots of health issues genetically. I always thought they were adorable with those ears folded down.😳
    Signed & Shared❗️😧

  3. Waltraud Usahanun says:

    FOR THESE INHUMANE BREED SOMEONE FORGOT MAIN THINGS IN HUMANES EDUCATION.
    WHO COULD IT BE?

    ALL OF THAT  INHUMANE  MUD AND RESPONSIBLE  NONPERSONS  ARE ONLY SENSELESS FOR ALL OTHER TERRESTRIALS – FEED THEM  TO ALLIGATORS !

    LAST INFANTILE AND GREED SCUM – INHUMANE MONSTERS LIKE YOU DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT TO LIVE WITHIN CIVILIZED SOCIETIES IN OUR ALL WORLD – ALL OF THESE CRIMINAL RABBLE IS BETTER DEATH and NOT DISTURB THE REST OF THE WORLD POPULATION AND FUTURE GENERATIONS WITH THEIR USELESS EXISTENCE, BASTARDBIRTH´!
    Stop & pursue this criminal rabble and this deformity  –  instantly!
    Not humane than barbaric, really stupid and worthless criminal and ignorant ASSHOLES, which should be banned on an island for their whole lives! Or not?

    THE DEVIL SHOULD TAKE  ALL   RESPONSIBLE   PERSONS  AWAY   –  ONCE  FOR ALL !

  4. Yet MORE dire consequences to all the poor cats bred for selfish human desires!!! NO breeding of ANY kind of cat, particularly “purebreds” who are fraught with human-induced medical issues, should even be ALLOWED in this day and age…not when BILLIONS have already been murdered off to date (it’s NOT “euthanization” but “death for CONVENIENCE sake) in so-called ‘shelters’ (& by other nefarious means), just so people can “sanitize” the streets of unwanted/abandoned/feral cats…or to make MONEY off the backs of, with humans’ selfishness trumping these cats’ welfare and happiness!!! Makes my blood boil!!!

    Cats are SACRED animals & deserve our absolute respect, consideration, and TRUE love!!!!! STOP BREEDING MORE CATS, PERIOD!!!!!

  5. now that we know this we MUST stop this.

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