International Cat Federation bans Russian cats from competitions

Frisky felines in Russia are sure to be on their toes after getting slapped with a sanction that will ban them from international competition.
The sanction is one of many the world has hit against Russia as punishment for their ongoing special military operation in the Donbass region.

The International Feline Federation (FIFe), which first originated in Paris in 1949, has weighed in on the Ukraine crisis, banning Russian-owned cats from competing in its shows as a sanction for Moscow’s military attack on the former Soviet republic.

“The FIFe executive board is shocked and horrified that the army of the Russian Federation invaded the Republic of Ukraine and started a war,” the Paris-based federation said on Tuesday. The group added that it “cannot just witness these atrocities and do nothing.”

As a result, cats belonging to Russian residents will be banned from entry at FIFe shows.
In addition, no cats bred in Russia can be imported and registered in a FIFe pedigree book, the group said.

No cat belonging to exhibitors living in Russia may be entered at any FIFe show outside Russia, regardless of which organization these exhibitors hold their membership in.

The sanctions will remain in place through at least May and may be extended, presumably depending on what transpires in Ukraine.
FIFe said it will use some of its budget to support cat breeders and fanciers in Ukraine.

“Our Ukrainian fellow feline fanciers are desperately trying to take care of their cats and other animals in these trying circumstances,” the federation said.

FIFe is a federation of cat registries with member organizations in 39 countries in Europe, South America and Asia. It’s also one of nine World Cat Congress members.

On social media Thursday, reactions to the federation’s ban – deemed by some as “cat sanctions” – were mixed.
Some critics called the move “ridiculous.”

“Russian breeders should not be punished for a war that isn’t of their making,” one user wrote on the federation’s Facebook page.

The decision to punish cats for Russian “aggression” is so surreal that many thought it was a joke, at first.
The news broke on the Chinese social media platform Sina Weibo, where one user asked:

“What’s all this [Russia-Ukraine conflict] going on with cats?”

Another said, “I thought this was fake news…”

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov complained on Wednesday that Western sanctions have been aimed not just at leaders of the state, but also ordinary people, contrary to international norms.

“I did not think that these sanctions, caused by impotent anger, would cover the sports movement, cultural exchange and would concern contacts between people,” he told media outlet Al Jazeera.

https://www.rt.com/russia/551104-russian-cats-fife-sanctions-ukraine/

And I mean…Democracy is the new fascism.
In the future, symbols or flags of democracy will be treated as Nazi symbols and flags are treated today.

It violates not only international law, as Lavrov rightly says, but also every moral and political ethic these organizations are required to uphold.
No one in the West has any idea what will happen when this is all over.

My best regards to all, Venus

2 thoughts on “International Cat Federation bans Russian cats from competitions”

  1. Ban all cats from such competitions, or better yet: ban all such competitions!
    Cats surely don’t want to be participating in such events, and we should be discouraging breeding not promoting it!

    As for this comment, what are you talking about??
    “And I mean…Democracy is the new fascism. In the future, symbols or flags of democracy will be treated as Nazi symbols and flags are treated today.”

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    1. I agree with you that we need to eliminate all animal and competitive shows.
      But one thing has to be considered: “The Fédération Internationale Féline” is an international umbrella organization of cat breeding associations.
      The task of the FIFe is, among other things, to set uniform standards for cat breeding and rules for cat shows.
      The FIFe is currently affiliated with 42 national federations from 40 European, Asian and South American countries
      (Status: October 2021 – Wikipedia).
      FIFe is an NGO and must not become political.

      If you want to get involved in politics in this matter, then you should exclude cats from Germany, France, Poland, United Kindom, USA and many other countries from competition because they supply weapons to a war zone.
      But this happens unmasked and is even declared as humanitarian aid.

      Years earlier, no one would have dreamed that the year 2022 would be a significant one for the unprecedentedly dirty propaganda.
      The purpose of such propaganda, which has reached the scale of a witch hunt against Russians, is to blindly polarize people and steer them in an evil and desired direction.
      That only helps certain power-hungry interest groups with fascist principles.

      I hope it is now clear to you what is meant by “democracy is the new fascism”.
      Venus

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