Още допълнения по темата, от статията NOVELTY BREEDS AND ULTRA-CATS - A BREED TOO FAR? на Sarah Hartwell (бих помолил animalprograms да преведе, ако обича, защото моя английски минава през преводача на Google) -
LEGISLATION AGAINST HYPERTYPES AND BREEDS WITH DEFECTS?
European bodies are concerned about the gradual shift towards American-style ultra-types (referred to as "hypertypes") in domestic pets. If made law in the member states of the Council of Europe, a number of cat breeds risk being banned: ultra-typed Persian/Exotic, Manx, Scottish Fold, Sphynx, Munchkin. Germany has accepted, and is implementing, Animal Welfare Laws based on the "European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals".
This controversial edict regarding genetically defective and ultra-typed breeds was issued by the Council of Europe which covers 41 member States including the UK. Though not (yet) law, the March 1995 draft of their "European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals" would ban ear cropping and tail docking in dogs and potentially ban abnormal or defective dog and cat breeds. The Council recommends that if the breeders do not amend their own breeding practices, the affected breeds should be "phased out". Note: What is termed a "defect" in thetreaty may not be considered a defect elsewhere.
Chapter One, Article Five of the Treaty says: "Any person who selects a pet animal for breeding shall be responsible for having regard to the anatomical, physiological and behavioural characteristics which are likely to put at risk the health and welfare of either the offspring or the female parent." The resolution demanded that breed standards be rewritten to eliminate (by fiat if voluntary efforts failed) certain characteristics or potential genetic abnormalities (some of which were defining traits of a breed). It ruled that certain breeds, deemed to have defects, be discontinued.
As far as ultra-typing is concerned, the Recommendation by the Council of Europe's Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals encourages breeding associations to: reconsider breeding standards and amend any causing potential welfare problems. It would ensure, by educating breeders and judges, that breeding standards are interpreted so as to discourage development of extreme characteristics (hypertype) which can cause welfare problems. In other words, it is up to breeders to curb, and even to reverse, the excesses of ultra-typing before matters are taken out of their hands by European legislation.
Мисля, че нашите евродепутати са поставени в заблуждение. Защото под формата на добри намерения се налага "бомба със закъснител". Можете ли да си представите, ако в един "прекрасен ден", позовавайки се на "European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals", Chapter One, Article Five , европарламента обяви извън закона персийските котки, че и породите въобще, защото видите ли, можело да се роди евентуално поколение с някакви дефекти. Че то по тази логика не само животни, то и хора не трябва да се раждат.