The Way It's Done In The Cat Fancy
December 21, 2012
Before I discuss this topic, let me preface my remarks by noting that the title "The Way it's Done in the Cat Fancy", refers to an instance where I was being shouted at by a cat breeder on email, for daring to stand up for my rights as a buyer of one of their cats. I was told "you don't know how it's done in the cat fancy". I did, and was under no illusions. Shortly after, I enforced my rights in a court of law.
There are many things that are done bizarrely differently in the cat fancy to the way normal life conducts itself. This is a world where cat judges are the apex predator, cat breeders are royal game, and normal exhibitors have to know their place and be loyal and turn a blind eye to all the deceitful goings-on which saturate the cat fancy. The cats are nothing more than an accoutrement - a necessary means to obtain ribbons and glory for the breeders. They are widgets, to be cast aside once no longer needed.
This post takes a look at collection-addiction and hoarding.
I am mindful of the very many cases that come to light of instances where people have been discovered to be hoarding a very large number of cats, usually in execrable conditions of filth, with the stink of decay and death causing rescuers to have to use masks and breathing apparatus. Very often, these people are noted to have been associated in prominent positions with various cat associations, and been in the business of breeding and/or judging cats.
At these times, there's always the expression of astonishment that such a nice person could have done this - or more ominously from erstwhile friends of the abuser, a blanket denial that the person could ever have committed the acts of which they are accused. Others try to get inside their heads and ask where such a wonderful person went off the rails.
Cat breeders in the cat fancies like to regard themselves as "reputable", committing everyone else who breeds cats but is unregistered to the eternal damnation of the hell of all backyard breeders. The title is a commonly used slur in the mouths of the Royal Game of the cat fancy. But the more you look at the heinous sins that backyard breeders commit, the more you see the organised cat fancy breeders doing much of the same thing. So when a breeder who is one of the Movers and Shakers of the cat fancy are metaphorically caught with their pants down, the cat fancies start to duck and dive, and disassociate themselves with them. Fellow club members conveniently "don't know" if the person is still part of the club & the registries often become very quiet.
Take the case of one Karen Crooke, an experienced breeder of some 25 years, who abandoned her house full of cats when it came up for repossession, and left them locked inside to die. A prospective buyer of the property thought they heard cat noises inside the house and the animal welfare authorities were called in after the necessary warrants had been obtained. They found a house full of Maine Coon cats, 18 of which were dead (some of them having deceased many months before - at a time when Ms Crooke was still in the house), and - amazingly - 5 cats were still alive.
Here's the news report : Feline tomb belonged to ex-club boss
In the above article and in other coverage, I'm bemused to read that Crooke's cats "bring her a lot of pleasure", and that she enjoyed dressing up her cats and arranging the annual cat "dress-up show" to attract the public to the club. I also noted in the subsequent case that she demanded to have her cats back!
In the following statement, as reported on July 11, 2012 one will note that she expressed regret and stated that "she never intended for it to happen". Such remarks are hardly rare, and in this case of an abuser where there is evidence that some of the cats could have been dead for more than 2 years in the house, I'm unsure of how anyone can ignore cat corpses for so long, and still claim it was never intended.
And then bear in mind that this woman walked out of the house full of cats and left it locked, intending never to return. Her behaviour suggests that the only thing she regrets is getting caught.
Rather than dwell on her sentence - which many people including myself feel to be far too inadequate, I would like to touch on the issue of the public face the breeder displays, and hence the cries of disbelief when (at last), they get caught out.
Consider carefully these phrases from the web page of Miaw cattery : Miaws Beginnings
"Shelby made the final in her very first ring! We were hooked even though she didn't make any other finals that weekend". Note the word "hooked". Cat showing is addictive.
"By the end of our first show season we knew we wanted another cat to show. We even had a good idea that we might eventually want to go into breeding these wonderful cats". The addiction grows.
"Eventually we met and became friends with Karen Crooke of Terrificats/Lovabacon Maine Coons. Karen took us under her wing and began feeding us so much information. She is literally a walking encyclopedia of The Cat Fanciers Association, the Maine Coon breed and breeding Maine Coon cats. We e-mailed, called and talked with her as much as we could to learn as much as she could teach us".
(Note Karen's apparent knowledge, but that it appears to be more a knowledge of the CFA, rather than knowledge of cat physiology, behaviours and applied husbandry. Proper cat husbandry will never tolerate overcrowding.) Note that it is not evident that these people ever visited with her personally at her home...
"On February 27, 2005 TruTails Sinead of Miaw, with the help of Terrificats Gambolero, gave us our very first Miaw Maine Coon kittens".
Note these breeders using one of the Karen Crooke stud cats.
"Andrew and I would like to thank the following people for their support and friendship:
Karen Crooke of Terrificats/Lovabacon, also a true mentor, for being the voice of reason and encouragement, sharing with us all of her experience and knowledge that comes with 25+ years of breeding and showing cats, and, above all, for teaching us to never compromise our ethics."
And from SaraJen Maine Coons Website : "Cherry Pop, pictured here at just a whisker over 7 months, is just a fabulous girl bred by Karen Crooke of Terrificats. Karen has long been known as a reputable breeder of wonderful, healthy, typey Maine Coons and we can't thank her enough for entrusting Tina and I with one of her kittens".
What glowing endorsements of Karen Crooke! A true mentor - a voice of reason and a teacher of ethics, a reputable breeder and hideous cat abuser to boot.
No wonder you then get comments on public forums like "we don't know what Karen Crooke has been through, and what got her to this state". I saw the musings of another individual in another recent case, where they pondered the mindset of the abuser, and wondered whether it was just another of those cases like Ted Bundy, where an apparently nice person was a monster, but hey- "who can tell?". Shrug. * (we will come back to this a little later).
And when it happens, the breeders always claim to get "overwhelmed" and get a slap on the wrist, and then it's back to business as usual, once the (usually lenient) sentence has been carried out. At the court hearings we are told by the defense attorneys that the proceedings have been "very traumatic" for the accused, who is in a bad mental state as a result. As if it's the fault of the animal rights people or the courts, rather than the abuser, who persistently appears not to take responsibility for their actions.
Why do we get no closer to understanding why certain people do this (apparently isolated) deed - if the cat fancies are to be believed? That's because we're looking in the wrong place. We should not be looking at the perpetrator, but at the system to establish the commonalities. Once a common link is found, the truth becomes obvious. Here it is.
Have a close look at the "organised cat fancy", of which Karen Crooke was a leading light in her cat club, an official, a committee member as recently as 2009. Read the CFA web pages, & look at the section devoted to warning cat breeders (let's just refer to them as "registered cat producers" shall we?) about pending legislation which would prevent them from carrying on & proliferating cats. See CFA exhibitors alert as a good example. The CFA coach their members on how to object to proposed legislation which would safeguard cats and put a reign on their owners.
The CFA boast that they are "the worlds largest registry of pedigreed animals". They got that way by encouraging the breeding & showing of cats. Every kitten born is registered with a cat registry (for a fee) transferred to a new owner (for a fee),put on show (for a fee). Every stud to be used has to be registered annually (for a fee). Every cat on show is judged in a number of "rings" (judgings), and the entrants pay per ring. The fee income from new cats and cat showing is the lifeblood of the cat fancy - and this applies worldwide.
The GCCF (Governing Council of the UK Cat Fancy), note in the SWOT section of their business plan that fee income from registrations is by far the majority of all their income sources. Their (new kitten and cat) registrations process is noted to be "the basis of the organisations existence". Under Risks, is noted the
"Negative press focussing on health and welfare issues and genetic anomalies in pedigree cat breeds"
So I ask you with tears in my eyes - "WHY on earth would the CFA and other cat registries do anything to deter their breeders from collecting and breeding cats?" Karen Crooke was only one such breeder who has appeared in the public domain. And the one thing the cat fancies HATE is their dirty laundry being aired in public and the AWS, HSUS, PETA etc. getting wind of it.
(Remember the * above? The cat fancies love the "who would have known?" response. It keeps them out of the limelight as a possible cause via their endorsements and reward of multiple cat breeding and showing. It allows them to pretend that "any lunatic can pop up at any time, and we couldn't tell she/he was one of them - how is it our fault?" And it allows them to be seen publicly distancing themselves from the perpetrator (whom they already knew had all the excessive numbers of cats from their breeders database) - which they would not have done, if the dirty deed had not come to public scrutiny.
And then they donate a (small) amount of money to causes that window-dress them in a good light (like the Winn Foundation).
CFA has a unit dedicated to keeping the breeders who get into trouble out of the limelight. It's called the "Breeder Assistance Program", so if they themselves see fit to do damage control, how prevalent is cat overcrowding, overbreeding and animal abuse in the cat fancy? It's extremely prevalent indeed.
And where is the focus in the cat fancy ? Have a look at Fishin' for fun with the Coastwind cat club the Yahoo bulletin board dated 20 Feb 2010.
I see lots of raffles, patriotic flags, dressing up your cat contests, gifts and apple dumplings and I also note Karen Crooke being listed as a club board member for media and show promotion. I don't see anything about what this is supposed to do for the cat.
Consider the National Maine Coon Cat Club Mission Statement and statement of objectives :
"The National Maine Coon Cat Club is dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the Maine Coon Cat breed."
"The National Maine Coon Cat Club objectives shall be:
To encourage breeding the standard of the Maine Coon Cat as such standard is set forth by the Cat Fanciers' Association.
To encourage membership in the Maine Coon Cat breed council.
To promote interest in and knowledge of the Maine Coon Cats through promotional and educational literature and by holding shows.
To cultivate friendship and common interest among breeders. owners and fanciers of the Maine Coon Cat nationally.
To provide the membership of the National Maine Coon Cat Club with constructive information for the improvement and the advancememt of the Maine Coon Cat
To advance, in every way possible, the interests of breeders, exhibitors and fanciers of the Maine Coon Cat.
To promote the welfare of all cats."
Dedicated to preserving and advancing (whatever these terms mean) the Maine Coon, and yet "promoting the welfare of all cats" is at the end, and doesn't even refer to the Maine Coon. It's a catch-all which sounds warm and fluffy to convince the reader thay they're there for the cat. The rest of the club objectives are proof that the cat comes a very sorry last, if at all.
How did Karen Crooke get to that place? Like every other breeder in any cat fancy. By becoming a "cat producer" and taking cats to show in exchange for the ribbons and titles which give a cattery prominence and make the sale of expensive cats much easier. Become a "big name" cattery and the world is your oyster.
Cat breeders appear to have little if any humanity-their primary responsibility is to themselves only, and they will stop at nothing to pursue their cat collection and production "hobby".
It would be a good idea for anyone truly interested in the welfare of the (pedigreed) cat, to start by understanding how the cat fancy works. The registries, the politics, egos, the pride and the shows. The ribbons and awards and cat and kitten sales. And the abuse that goes with it. And look at the meeting minutes. Some of the meetings appear to be breathtaking in their length and pointlessness, and all of them tend to revolve rather much around finance and petty politicking, rather than the health and welfare of the animal.
I'd say the real villains are the cat fancies who turn a blind eye, or cover up abuses in their ranks. I would love to see concerned people demonstrating outside every cat show hall countrywide in an effort to raise awareness of the role the cat fancy plays in encouraging cat overbreeding, overcrowding and abuse, and to encourage others to stop supporting cat shows.
When cat fancies are called to account in the public domain for their members' conduct, they will take more responsibility to protect the animals bred and shown under their auspices, from which a huge amount of money is generated, both for themselves and the breeders.
"For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing" - Simon Wiesenthal.
Are there "good men" in the cat fancy, when these deeds are common knowledge and yet the dirty secret is protected and ignored?
What "Allegedly" Goes On Inside
"CFA the largest cat registry in the world" a claim CFA has established and
is very proud of. The CFA cat registry has morphed into a 5 composite
CFA Cat Fancy Community
The 5 distinct components are:
1. pedigreed cat breeders
2. pedigreed cat breeder/hoarder's
3. pedigreed cat breeder/rescuer's
4. pedigreed cat breeders commiting crimes against cats
5. pedigreed cat breeder's commiting crimes against consumers [worldwide]
The next page will attempt to share what goes on inside of CFA & how they deal
with horrors that hit the newspapers when CFA President Pam Delabar,
CFA Show sponsors, cat judges,
CFA registered cat breeders get arrested for pedigree "crimes against animals"
better known as cat abuse & cat neglect
The CFA menu on next page can allow visitors to know excately what is behind their
organization and how they go about dealing with crimes against animals, better
known as cat abuse & neglect from their CFA registrered breeders.
Topics listed below have been well documented from metropolitian & local newspapers and
Animal Control reports, or direct personal experiences with CFA. These issues are just a
small percent of what has been covered up. CFA has been very careful to not make this info
public, because this can seriously damage their reputation in the eyes of the public, but
mostly to the sponsors who support their organization.
CFA Worship & Idolatry Of The Pedigreed Cat
CFA campaigner's, staffer's, administrator's, show judge's, show sponsor's, exhibitor's & cat breeder's wake up with the same thoughts they go to bed with, thoughts of pedigreed cats. CFA & its members who make up CFA cat registry, are all are addicted to owning, campaigning, breeding & showing pedigreed cat To make this obsession easier to understand they are worshipping the pedigreed cat which in term is called idolatry of the cat itself.
A group of human women/men, belonging to this organizaation called
"CFA the largest cat registry in the world." They are bowing down on their
knees to cats, spend their time, energy, money, pouring out their soul,
worshiping a cat is truly very sad. Each member of this CFA must be very shallow
creatures within themselves as a people.
CFA's holy bible is the CFA Constitution. God did not intend His creation to worship the things He made for us, & forget about the Creator Himself. God did create the cat for humankind's comfort & company, but not to idolize. They will have to answer to Almighty God about their idolatry when judgement day comes & its coming soon then you think, thats for absolute certain.
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:42 am (PST) A glimpse from Alliance, Ohio: Was just walking through the downtown area and see that new glass is being lovingly installed in the front of the new CFA headquarters.
[talk about idolization]
We are not including the breeder who occasionally goes
to CFA cat shows. We are talking about the veterans who think, feel, touch, pedigreed cats 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, non stop of
week, of every month, of every year & involved with CFA 24/7. It's called being addicted & totally obsessed with breeding/showing/promoting/selling pedigreed cats.
Sure CFA is just a hobby. The entire affiliation is 100% committed to this CFA cat breeding and would give their life up if they were
to be asked to do so. My readers this is idolatry of the extremest form. And now we will see what God has to say about this.
The CFA members involve the entire CFA Board of Directors & CFA cat breeders.
This is way way more deeper & sinister then a hobby, it's a lifestyle. CFA members claimed what they love and enjoy is just a hobby. Lets look again.
The people who belong to CFA are involved in a habitual addiction that controls their lives, money, energy, thoughts, feelings, lifestyles. CFA cat breeders have been known to get divorced because they needed their cats more then their own husbands.
Addiction means - Compulsive physiological and psychological need for a habit-forming substance.
Obsession means - Compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea.
Member's of CFA are possessed by spirits of demons which are inside the cats
The cats themselves are not evil nor are they demons. The evil demons are hidden inside of the cats inorder to influence the cat breeder's.
Just read what one veteran has to say about her CFA hobby,
"The fabric of the fancy consist of many textures. Each personality multifaceted, coming from all walks of life, sharing the common bond of love for our cats. As the country sets aside differences inorder to protect our freedom, it is my hope that each of us can set aside our personal differences inorder to promote our hobby."
Then we have the president of CFA Jerry Hamza who said this,
" I average 40 to 50 hours a week in the time I put into CFA. I donate my salary back to CFA. In fact it has cost me 20 to 30 thousand dollars out of my own pocket to be president of CFA."
CFA's Worship & Idolatry Of The Pedigreed Cat
People reject the knowledge of God that is present in nature and in their own hearts, and instead decide to worship a “god” of their own creation, "the feline pedigreed cat."
What God has to say about idolatry
Christ VS Idol
What God has to say about who is going to hell [read below]
Sure CFA is just a hobby. The entire affiliation is 100% committed to this CFA cat breeding and would give their life up if they were
to be asked to do so. My readers this is idolatry of the extremest form. And now we will see what God has to say about this.
Is CFA Guilty of Pride?
by Nancy Missler
We shall let the reader be the judge of this question.
God Hates Pride
The Bible tells us that “God hates pride.” (Proverbs 16:5, 18)
The reason He hates pride so much is because pride separates us from Him; it quenches His Spirit in us; and it prevents His Life in our hearts from flowing out into our lives. Pride not only builds walls between God and us, it also puts a barrier between others and us. It constantly brings contention, division and strife. Therefore Satan revels in the proud. He will do anything he can to get us to trade in our humility and intimate relationship with Christ for pride and intellectual knowledge of Him. He presses, pushes and drives to this end because he knows these kind of prideful believers present a false image of what real Christianity is all about. And that, of course, is his real intent and motive-to divide and conquer.
Here are some other interesting facts about pride: 1
Pride is an acid that turns the finest fruit bitter.
Pride is a superficial weed that grows in all soils, without need of water or care. It consumes and destroys every living thing that it overshadows.
Pride is a swelling of the heart filled with ego and self-importance.
Pride raises us above others until we look down upon them.
Pride is a cancer that rots the soul. A man infected with pride needs nothing...not even God.
Pride is the total inability to see beyond ourselves.
Pride is spoken of leaven in Scripture because it corrupts by puffing up.
With pride it’s putting ourselves and what we want, think and feel ahead of God and others. Pride is that choice we make to rely upon our own mental, physical and soulish self, not the Lord. The essence of pride is self-centeredness and often develops when we exchange our intimate, experiential knowledge of God (gained through life experience) for intellectual knowledge of Him (head knowledge only).
A prideful Christian will covet all the attention he can get and do whatever he can to make a name for himself. No matter how many masks he has to put on and no matter what he must say or do, he’s committed to maintaining his own notoriety and position. Thus, a proud person really has a very difficult time, not only acknowledging his own faults, but also keeping up a facade, hiding his insecurities and mastering his failures. A prideful Christian is also disappointed when someone else is praised or thanked or some-how gets the glory because he covets all the glory and attention for himself.
along with CFA Show judge Jody Garrison harassed Texas couple, resulted in husband's death, prompted by CFA's Animal Terrorism Raid!Did you know: Jody Garrison was on our front lawn helping the terrorists categorize our cats and kittens. Animal lovers who called the Humane Society were told to contact her.
Her name appeared on TV the evening of the raid with a negative statement about our cattery; that it needed to be eliminated. She solicited donations at CFA cat shows for the Humane Society and was a witness for the prosecution in court. We had never even met this woman! She isn't alone in this organization! The present president of The Cat Fanciers Association, Pam Delabar, found herself facing federal charges when she joined a raid party bent on raiding a kennel owner/rancher near San Antonio. The rancher found his animals poisoned when approx. 100 animal activists and news media p.e zsonne L invaded his property .. He was featured on ABC's 20/20.
- "Animal Enterprise Terrorism" [extremly graphic use caution]
- In Memory of dead husband Carl E Snider [current version]
- Peggy Richman director of Arlington TX Animal Control dismissed from job
- Photo's of Jody Garrison & Pam Delabar
CFA Cat Breeders Committing International Fraud Dealings Overseas
10/19/10 Pam Delabar former CFA President & now chair of the European Division portion
of the International Division Committe of CFA.
Pam shared USA CFA cat breeders are taking high end deposits from overseas
registered breeders. The USA CFA cat breeders are:
#1 are not delivering kittens
#2 USA CFA cat breeders are sending to the overseas cat breeders substandard quality kittens.
The CFA USA cat breeders took $2,000.00 as a deposit held it for 8 years without ever sending a kitten. Ms Delabar shared that the overseas cat breeder did get back her deposit in full. It is very questionable along with very hard to believe CFA would go after one of their own CFA cat breeders after holding the overseas breeders deposit for 8 years. But nevertheless that is what was submitted.
Another CFA USA cat breeder charged another overseas cat breeder $14,000.00 for just the deposit & had no intensions of ever sending the breeder overseas a kitten. So that means "CFA the largest cat registry in the world" as they claim, is now committing international fraud overseas. This has absolutely destroyed CFA's credibility worldwide. The time is getting closer that the long arm of the law will be going after CFA because of their own CFA cat breeder's committing fraudulent dealings overseas, which is against the law.
But not to worry Mr. Eigenhauser CFA's Counselor & cat breeder shared that CFA's organization has piles of money just in case they do get sued. So that remark makes one to believe CFA knows they have been getting away with murder for decades with hundreds to thousands of cats that were abused or died at the hands of their CFA cat breeders & its just a matter of time before CFA will be held legally liable for their CFA cat breeders actions of: "crimes against animals" & "crimes against other breeders", in the USA & Internationally.
Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 9:02 PM,
question/scenario: A breeder in the USA sold cats to breeders in other countries (also to a breeder in the USA), got full payment for the cats including shipping costs. The breeder never sent the cats. This breeder has been turned into CFA & suspended. Breeder has disappeared. What recourse is there for breeders overseas to try & get their money back? Everyone tells me there is nothing that can be done, even the local police. They even said that 'no law was broken, but if this was a repeated thing, then they could be punished." Well, there were 3 individuals from other countries, plus money owed to other people in the USA & other countries. To me, that IS a repeated offense & international fraud. It seems like there should be *some* kind of procedure that can help. Being from another country is the biggest set-back. It just kills me that someone can get away with this. We're talking a LOT of money here. Are there any ideas or someone else who has experienced this & was able to pursue the criminal from overseas & get their money back?
The Protests: January 11 and 12, 2011
There were a total of 17 cases. Five contractual protests were reviewed, four of which involved monies: one protest resulted from breeder contracts with 5 buyers in Europe and North America with a combined value of $21,801, one protest resulted from a breeder allegedly failing to deliver a cat after $3,980 had been paid; and, two arose after the Ombudsman had reached a mediation agreement between two parties which was reneged by one of the parties involved.
Many of the new cases again involve breeders who sold cats or kittens, received
and either have not delivered the kittens/cats or delivered kittens/cats that died shortly after the
new owner received the cat and in two cases, sold kittens/cats that have disqualifying faults for
the breed. Issues negatively impacting resolution continue to be lack of adequate documentation
or refusal to honor agreements for refunds or replacement cats. Many simply refuse to
participate via the Ombudsman program.
CFA able to prostitute it's integrity & reputation by "stuffing" cat shows
Folks in simple terms its called CHEATING, fraud, swindle, betray, rip-off, chisel, deceive, trickery, etc. It means cat shows are fixed or rigged to:
1. benefit CFA cat clubs
2. CFA campaigners
The forest or the trees... If one look at the big picture, the forest, obviously stuffing is bad for CFA. It it disheartening to the honest campaigner. It tarnishes the legitimacy of all national wins. It places a question mark before CFA's integrity as an organization.
Stuffing has flourished because people were willing to do anything to fulfill there own agendas... They see only their single tree, not the forest...
- Stuffing has flourished because it worked to achieve its intended goal. Cats' owners used stuffing to manipulate their cat's national standing and obtain their national win - at all costs.
- Stuffing has flourished because it provides increased income for the show club in the form of entry monies it wouldn't receive otherwise. The integrity of the system became "for sale" Can't Legislate Moratity. Copyright pandecats.com
Why CFA Has Their Own Purebred "Rescuers"?Posted 2005
Did you know: CFA knows that their own cat breeders who are registered with CFA stamp of approval give up their cats for one reason or another. After all CFA has been in exsistance for 100 years or so. So CFA knows what their own CFA breeder's do better then anyone else. CFA has their own "rescuer" organization for many reasons.
#1. When their CFA breeders get overwhelmed like many, many had & do, they collect their breeders cats and rehome them & get them adopted & get adoption fees from new parents.
#2. CFA would rather rescue CFA breeders cats then allow large amount of pedigreed cats to go to animal shelters. Why is that? Well CFA would be losing money on adoption fees if the animal control took them. There was a time the shelters use to allow CFA rescuers to take purebred cats, not anymore. The shelters smarted up and now placed a fee of $200.00 for purebred cats and keep this fee for the shelter instead of giving them away free like they use to.
#3. CFA does not want CFA breeder's cats to go to animal shelters because then the public will find out just how many of their CFA breeders give up their breeding cats & that is not information CFA wants to be known to anyone. So CFA figures if there is no CFA cat breeders bringing their purebred to shelters no one can find out excately how many registered cat breeders do give up their expensive pedigreed cats and CFA would not be held to answer to any of those unknown statistics. Purebred Rescue By Breed.
Did you know:CFA says, "we will wait until our CFA breeder has 3
complaints before we act on this". Why? Because CFA does not want to
lose more breeders. Why? Because CFA does not want to lose what is
called, dinaro, bucks, salary, cash, legal tender, loot, cabbage,
dough, moolah, money.
It may seem by reading that CFA appears to care about the buyers who were ripped off from the USA "CFA" cat breeders. But as you read deeper into what CFA says, things are not what they appear to be at all.
CFA cares more about keeping those "liability breeders" just as a bank sells their "bad debt" to make a profit with someone, anyone. That is why CFA wants to wait until the "liablity breeder" has 3 complaints under their belt. Then CFA will suspend CFA services from them for a short period of time and after a while they are back in the CFA fold giving CFA their salaries once again.
Just to clarify CFA will only allow certain personality types back into the CFA fold & certain personality types will be banned for life. If a certain personality conforms to the agenda of CFA they will remain in no matter what they did and that includes: cruelty, harming, abusing, neglecting, pedigree cats. As a perfect example of proof go to read about:
CFA Cat Breeders "ARE"
The CFA Cat Registry
CFA stated, "they are not the cat police" if you have an issue with a breeder take it to civil court! What are these violations saying to the public, cat buyers, the media, to sponsors who support CFA with their issues & cause & shows?
Did you know: CFA is a cat registry, the largest cat registry in the world, has employees, makes a profit, is a legal corporation and promotes cat breeding worldwide. In promoting cat breeding that creates agony & suffering for the pedigreed cats under the ultimate care of their owners, the CFA registered cat breeders.
VIEW CAT HORROR
There is no doubt about it registered cat breeders have terrible reputations worldwide. The horror stories hit the major cities, nationally and even worldwide. The horror stories of pedigree cat abuse, neglect, cruelty, hoarding & rescuers is beyond belief & comprehension. It truly makes the good cat breeders who are doing the right thing look terribly bad and tarnish all cat breeders as bad. The crimes are done by the very caretakers who is suppose to love and care for them the HERE
The government is really under alot of pressure due to the amount of cruelty done against all animals in general, especially with the new crush videos that are being exposed. Along with Animal Welfare Laws Tighting & local governement under pressure officials may just make CFA and all cat & dog registeries "legally liable" for their own breeders crimes against their cats/dogs..
Cat Fanciers Ass., Inc [CFA] needs to place their money where their mouths is. "If" CFA is against pedigree cat abuse then do something to show the public & your sponsors you are serious about your CFA cat breeders commiting horrific crimes against pedigreed cats. Because if you do not the local officials may just make you, CFA corporation "legally liable" for the crimes your own breeders commit against their own cats.
As it stand right now CFA is getting away with murder. How? When one of CFA paid registered cat breeders commit a crime against their own cats, CFA places their name on a meaningless list and wrings their hands and says, "that breeder is banned from CFA privileged services". That is too easy for you CFA. You need to stand up to the plate and come up with very serious consequences for your CFA breeders harming our pedigree cats that God made. God made these cats to love not to harm like so many of your CFA breeders have done.
The reprehensible behaviors of CFA registered breeders will cause a spectacular fall from grace of everyone directly involved with the CFA, including sponsors. Perhaps the time has arrived where CFA needs to re-examine their procedures & consider getting Legal Liability Insurance protecting CFA against their own CFA registered breeders commiting crimes against pedigreed cats.
CFA Has Skillfully Coerced Their Club Officiers, Breeders, Exhibitors, Show Officials To Punishments & Financial $Fee's If...Did you know: How? If CFA members do not obey the CFA Constitution Section 4, g, & that certainly includes keeping quiet & silent about what goes on inside of CFA they will be thrown out of CFA & have their CFA privileged services banned temporary or even for life. Also what is involved with breaking these laws of CFA is punishment in terms of financial fines from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars. I wonder if CFA claims those punishment fee's on their income tax?
Proof to back up this claim is where Linda Berg shares this statment here. I quote: Linda Berg says, "Ms. Zizzo has been suspended from CFA permanently for her behavior on this website. It was deemed "Conduct Detrimental to the Cat Fancy"."
It states it very craftly & sly, & not easily detected in [g] in which I will quote. [g] "Any act or conduct seriously patently detrimental to the best interest & welfare of the cat or the Cat Fanciers' Asociation".
In simpler terms CFA is saying to their members if you want to belong to our organization you must keep your mouth shut. If you open your mouth to what goes on inside of the CFA cat community you will be suspended either temporary or for life.
The sad aspect about all these secrets CFA demand kept behind closed within their CFA cat community is, CFA is striping the "courage" right from all their members. And the worst part is these cat breeders want to belong so desperately to this cat community called CFA, the cat breeders are freely willing to forfeit their "freedom of speech" just to belong, and be a part of CFA. How truly sad is that especially in American. All to belong to a cat community! You will not see 1, no not one, cat breeder exercise "courage" in anyway against CFA. Why? Because these cat breeders are so desperate to belong to some kind of group.
Now why would a cat registry demand secrets among breeders or withinin their cat fancy? Well its obvious things are going on in this cat community that are wrong and could alert official authorities to investigate their financial & moral activities concerning cats.
Cat Breeding Pratices "Caging" Compromises Cats HealthPosted on May 2010
Author: Rose Marie Zizzo
Did you know: Any cat breeding practices that places pedigree cats into cages 24-7 dramatically interfers with the health of that cat or cats. It is not natural nor normal for a cat to be placed into a cage all day long. A cat needs to exercise & act like a cat.
Imagine spending your whole life caged in a space so small you couldn't move your arms or turn around. That's the sad life of all of our pedigree cats that are used for breeding world wide. Pedigreed felines are frequently confined in spaces so small they can't live their natural way of life walking on all 4 paws. These unnatural practices compromise their immune systems, so to keep the cat appearing healthy they are pumped full of antibiotics, damaging the integrity of the felines entire health.
These unnatural practices of caging pedigree felines are promoted by the cat fancy community that are involved with breeding of pedigree cats. Cat breeding practices promotes illness in felines that otherwise would not occur if feline was to be free all day long to roam in owners home.
To prove what I am saying is, lets place a cat breeder in a cage with just enough room to sit, walk a few steps and do a bowel movement & eat. If it is unhealthy for a human cat breeder it is certainly unhealthy for a feline cat.
Did you every wonder why you read so many complaints from buyers of pedigree cats always complaining they "bought a sick cat"? When the consumer goes to the cat breeders home to buy the cat or kitten the cat looks fine. The reason is the cat breeder has the feline on high dosages of antibiotics. The problems come after the kitten gets to its new home. Within 24 hours or less the cat will be showing its illness signs that were supressed by those large dosages of antibiotics given by the cat breeder. The kitten was sick before the consumer purchased this cat. The antibiotics just doctored it up to fool the buyer and so the sale can be made.
CFA & all the other cat registries profess they care about the welfare of felines everywhere. That is a ruse. These cat registries and the entire cat breeding community have absolutely no interest in the welfare of cats. There only interest and passion is to fill their pockets with money they get from the sales of their cats. And continue to attend cat shows to win those covetous ribbons to feed their insatiable egos that their cats are the "best".
And for those show cat exhibitors who say they they dont make any money selling kittens. They will say they come out even because of all the expense just running a cattery. They insist on spending all that money to have that cattery. Because they all have to outdo each other. Dont every belive they dont make any money. They make plenty of hard cash. But they make most of their money once their cat/kitten gets its covet title of Champion or Grand Champion etc. Then they can sell the kittens for outragous prices in the thousands to other cat breeders & newbies that want to become breeders.
CFA Needs to Tell Their Breeders To Stop Having Litter's of Kittens
Our civilization globally is cataclysmically callapsing around us, we have no
economy in America because of this it is having a serious impact on pets &
The animal shelters are are closing, people are out of work, they dont have the extra money to buy pets or all kinds. Now if CFA cares and loves cats as they say they do, they should STOP allowing their breeders to have litter after litter or profit, because they are only going to end up in a shelter or foster care when the owners do not have the money to pay for their pets.
Read about the Pet Statistics from the ASPCA. from the
Write to CFA and demand they tell their CFA cat breeders to STOP having litters of kittens for profit.
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CFA's Own Counselor Rebuking CFA Cat Breeders Bad Attitudes
Our informant shared that George J. Eigenhauser, Jr. CFA cat breeder lawyer was correcting his group of CFA cat breeders saying, the cat chat has become out of hand, saying that what is killing the fancy is the nastiness and incivility. It's bad enough at cat shows but worse on openly talking among yourselves. Mr Eighenhauser has revealed to everyone excately the behaviors of CFA cat breeders true nature and what CFA's cat breeders are all about. Its almost like CFA is using Mr Eigenhauser like a father figure to keep the CFA cat breeders under control because CFA knows that the new breed of cat breeders have temperments not quite like the past CFA cat breeders with whom CFA was able to control. So Mr Eigenhauser is used to do some quality control to CFA cat breeders, so they appear to be respectful, I said "appear". 11/11/10
This information was submitted 11/11/10 to this site by our informant who is a
CFA cat breeder, their name/s will remain anonymous for obvious reaons.
CFA's Own Breeder's Damaging CFA's Reputation
Our informant came across this bit of information among CFA cat breeder's & CFA exhibitor's. No names will be mentioned whatsoever, but the words are partically verbatim from the CFA family members.
"I think it is time to terminate this.
This unending argument is damaging CFA. Do you folks not realize that cfa is an interest to many, many people who do not know anything about CFA and may believe any garbage they hear..or worse, that they will use it to further damage CFA.
It's way too late on this subject; the damage has been done. Please stop before we lose another batch of breeder's and exhibitor's that WE NEED."
So from information it seems by what the writer said batches of CFA breeders & exhibitors are leaving and CFA memebership is declining at alarming rates. That info is old news.
But the new news is that CFA's breeders are told what to say, when to say it, and for how long they can say it, if at all. The loyal, trusted members to CFA are told to keep a rein on CFA's breeder's & CFA exhibitor's "mouths". Because CFA board member's know that their own breeders will be the downfall of their "hobby" as they call it.
Can you imagine you live in America where we have free speech and in order to belong & be accepted into the family of Cat Fanciers Ass., Inc CFA , the CFA family must have their mouths muzzled.? How crazy is that? What are CFA board members so afraid of? That their own CFA breeders's & CFA exhibitors must refrain from sharing, and talking among themselves?
What CFA wants to do as they have been doing for close to 100 years is keep their CFA breeder's & CFA exhibitor's "mouth's closed". Why? Because that goes on inside of CFA is secret, dark and unspeakable. There are bad and evil and wrong things going on inside of CFA and CFA knows this and wants to keep it a secret for as long as humanly possible.
When a person or an organization is not doing
anything wrong they have nothing to hide. There is no reason to keep secrets. Secrets are revealing evil and bad things are being
surpressed. But you know what? Sooner or later Jesus will bring out the deep dark secrets CFA has been keeping. Maybe not today, or
even next month or next year but it will happen for sure.
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