Originally Posted by HopeHacker
How is she any worse than the lady who started the Bengal breed? Her PuppyKats are still in the early stage of development. Give her time, they may become a proper breed, as time and uniformity continues.
She's not...and I was wondering how other people felt about this. Are Bengals and Savannahs and the other new breeds more special than Puppykats for some reason I'm not getting. I agree with you here, Hope, even though I stand on the other side of the fence from you (I don't think she should breed, but I also don't agree with ANY breeding or purebred ownership- which, I'm going to take yet another opportunity to remind everyone that I still respect them and their purebred cats and I would never accuse any of our purebred owners or breeders as loving cats less or giving their cats improper care, nor do I think purebred cats are any less lovely than moggies (even though I'd never own one myself), I just don't agree with your decision to own or breed purebreds, and that's fine since we're all adults here-)
This also smacks of designer breeding to me. We, as a society, just have to stop and think really hard if our wants and desires are really worth the consequences here. I think if it's ok for someone to breed, say, a Siamese, then it opens the door to Bengals which opens the door to Puppykats and other such wastefulness. This is LIFE we're talking about here. This is not something to be taken lightly and the sad truth is that so many people do. And yes, I agree with Hope that the majority of th problem lies on the shoulders of those who aren't responsible enough to S/N or keep their kits indoors. But the fact that there is a demand out there for the development of really bizarre breeds like this certainly doesn't HELP the problem.
If you want dog-like qualities, get a dog, for goodness sake. Pretty soon, I'll be able to breed our ferals and make a new breed of white cats that meow a lot. I'll call them ChattyCatties.
Also, since the breed is so unspecific right now and can be considered a Puppykat even without all of the standards, then what will stop BYB's and pet shops from cashing in on things like this? Isn't it more ethical to not sell the breed until it's more consistent? Correct me if I'm wrong, breeders, because I honestly don't know.